# Mathematician:Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and computer scientist famous for his contributions towards game theory.

Also the innovator of several computer algorithms.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: September 6, 1940, Dover, Ohio, USA

## Theorems, Definitions and Other Creations

## Publications

- 1964:
*Block coding with noiseless feedback*(PhD Thesis) - 1968:
*Algebraic Coding Theory* - 1978:
*On the Inherent Intractability of Certain Coding Problems*(*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory***Vol. IT-24**: 384 – 386) (with Robert James McEliece and Henk C.A. van Tilborg) - 1982:
*Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays*(with John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy) - 1994:
*Mathematical Go*(with David Wolfe) - 2000:
*The Dots-and-Boxes Game*