Richard K. Guy

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R. K. Guy
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Born
Richard Kenneth Guy

(1916-09-30) 30 September 1916 (age 103)
Nuneaton, England
NationalityBritish/Canadian
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Cambridge [BA 1938, MA 1941]
Known fornumber theory
geometry
Recreational mathematics
Strong Law of Small Numbers
unistable polyhedron
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Calgary
WebsiteUniversity of Calgary: Richard Guy

Richard Kenneth Guy (born 30 September 1916) is a British mathematician, professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Calgary.[1]

Guy is known for his work in number theory, geometry, recreational mathematics, combinatorics, and graph theory.[2][3] He is best known for co-authorship (with John Conway and Elwyn Berlekamp) of Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays and authorship of Unsolved Problems in Number Theory.[4]

He has also published over 300 papers.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Albers & Alexanderson (2011) p. 320
  2. MMA (2016)
  3. Author biography from Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays, Vol. I, 2nd ed., AK Peters, 2001.
  4. Roberts (2016)
  5. Scott (2012) p. 29