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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

20 Years Ago...




Last weekend I noted that this year marked the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest events in academic publishing.
...and now serendipitously, yesterday, Keith Devlin notes this is also the 20th anniversary of his column "Devlin's Angle":
A lot to celebrate! ;-)

I briefly searched to see what other notable math-related events took place in 1996. Here are a few:

a.  Paul Erdös died.
b.  IBM's "Deep Blue" became the 1st computer to win a chess game against a World Champion (Garry Kasparov).
c.  Harvard-educated mathematician Ted Kaczynski was finally arrested as the "Unabomber," one of the most sought-after criminals of all time!


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