Bryant Tuckerman

Mathematician, Academic

1915 – 2002

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Who was Bryant Tuckerman?

Louis Bryant Tuckerman, III was an American mathematician, born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a member of the team that developed the Data Encryption Standard.

He studied topology at Princeton, where he invented the Tuckerman traverse method for revealing all the faces of a flexagon.

Also, on March 4, 1971, he discovered the 24th Mersenne prime, a titanic prime, with a value of

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Born
Nov 28, 1915
Lincoln
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Antioch College
  • Princeton University
Employment
  • IBM
Died
May 19, 2002
Briarcliff Manor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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