DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE POLL. THE RESULTS ARE BEGINNING TO MULTIPLY...

And, once again, the winner is

Lynx

Apparently, the clues I gave (RU, groups and simple) helped a bit. Being a Rutgers alumnus, I wanted to acknowledge one of its greatest research professors.

Here is her contribution...

Daniel Gorenstein taught himself calculus when he was 12 and taught math to army personnel during WWII. He successfully steered the worldwide project on classification of finite simple groups. He was a leader at Rutgers University, and they created a faculty award in his memory. The award is given to a faculty member who is outstanding in scholarly achievement as well as service to the university (Gorenstein was known for both).

Alas, I was unable to find any interesting anecdotes, like some of the other mathematicians have. He seems to have gotten all well with people.

--Lynx

## Monday, January 28, 2008

### Mystery Mathematician Week of 1-21-08 Revealed

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