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Gaston Julia

Gaston JuliaAKA Gaston Maurice Julia

Born: 3-Feb-1893
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
Died: 19-Mar-1978
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: France
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)
Son: Jérôme
Son: Christophe
Son: Jean-Baptiste
Son: Marc
Son: Daniel
Son: Sylvestre

    Shot: Battle (25-Jan-1915)

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