Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum
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Citation (published version)David Campbell, Gemunu Gunaratne, Eric Siggia. 2019. "Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum." Physics Today, Volume 72, Issue 11, pp. 67 - 67. https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.3.4348
Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum, a theoretical physicist whose inquiring mind and intense focus enabled him to contribute broadly across many fields, died of a heart attack on 30 June 2019 in New York City. Mitchell’s most celebrated work was his discovery of the universality of the period-doubling transition to chaos and the associated Feigenbaum constant, δ = 4.6692016 …. His predictions were confirmed experimentally in Albert Libchaber’s convection experiments in 1979. For their work, the two men shared the 1986 Wolf Prize in Physics.
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