AKA Gaston Maurice Julia
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Creator of the Julia Sets
Military service: French Army (WWI)
One of the forefathers of modern dynamical systems theory, Gaston Julia is best known as the creator of the Julia Sets. Julia was quite famous, especially among mathematicians, in the 1920s for his "Mémoire sur l'itération des fonctions rationnelles", published in the Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (1918). However he eventually lapsed into relative obscurity until the advent of Benoit Mandelbrot's discoveries in the field of fractal geometry. Gaston Julia had the unusual habit of wearing a patch to cover the center of his face. The patch was intended to hide extensive disfiguration of his nose and the surrounding region, suffered during Julia's service in the French Army during World War I.
Father: Joseph Julia
Mother: Delorès Delavent
Wife: Marianne Chausson (m. 1918)
Shot: Battle (25-Jan-1915)
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