Mathematician:Clifford Alan Pickover

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Mathematician

American mathematician whose main research area is fractals.

Also a prolific popular writer on several topics.


Discoverer of the Keith numbers $129 \, 572 \, 008$ and $251 \, 233 \, 297$.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: August 15, 1957


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1987: Biomorphs: Computer Displays of Biological Forms Generated from Mathematical Feedback Loops (Computer Graphics Forum Vol. 5no. 4: 313 – 316)
  • 1990: Computers, Pattern, Chaos, and Beauty
  • 1991: Computers and the Imagination
  • 1992: Mazes for the Mind
  • 1994: Chaos in Wonderland
  • 1995: Keys to Infinity
  • 1996: Black Holes: A Traveler's Guide
  • 1997: The Alien IQ Test
  • 1997: The Loom of God
  • 1998: Spider Legs (with Piers Anthony)
  • 1998: The Science of Aliens
  • 1998: Time: A Traveler's Guide
  • 1999: Strange Brains and Genius
  • 1999: Surfing Through Hyperspace
  • 2000: Cryptorunes: Codes and Secret Writing
  • 2000: The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
  • 2000: Wonders of Numbers
  • 2001: Dreaming the Future
  • 2001: The Stars of Heaven
  • 2002: The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars
  • 2002: The Mathematics of Oz
  • 2002: The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience
  • 2002: Liquid Earth
  • 2002: The Lobotomy Club
  • 2002: Sushi Never Sleeps
  • 2002: Egg Drop Soup
  • 2003: Calculus and Pizza
  • 2005: Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves
  • 2005: A Passion for Mathematics
  • 2006: The Mobius Strip
  • 2007: A Beginner's Guide to Immortality
  • 2007: The Heaven Virus
  • 2008: Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them
  • 2009: Jews in Hyperspace
  • 2009: The Loom of God
  • 2009: The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics


As editor

  • 1992: Spiral Symmetry
  • 1993: Visions of the Future
  • 1994: Frontiers of Scientific Visualization
  • 1995: Future Health: Computers & Medicine in the 21st Century
  • 1995: The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, and Nature
  • 1995: Visualizing Biological Information
  • 1996: Fractal Horizons
  • 1998: Chaos and Fractals
  • Every year: Mind-Bending Puzzles (calendars & cards)


Notable Quotes

Mathematics is the hammer that shatters the ice of our unconscious.
-- Epigraph to A Passion for Mathematics, $2005$.


Also known as

If you ever see references to Dr. Francis O. Googol, this is an alias of Clifford Alan Pickover.