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Alan R. Ness

Submitted by justin.anders on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:20pm

1923 - 1989

Alan R. Ness fonds.
1977 - 1988.
1.3 m of textual records. - ca. 750 slides.

British physiologist, educator and recreational mathematician, 1923-1989. Educated at Wandsworth School, Royal Dental School (London) and University College London. Military service in World War II in the Sudan and Canal Zone. Taught and carried out research in physiology at UCL following World War II until retiring in 1983 as Reader Emeritus.
File consists of typescript and holograph manuscripts of mathematical calculations, proofs, notes, diagrams and diary entries; and coloured slides of tiling diagrams of geometric shapes in various combinations and sequences. Mathematical subjects include hexagonal tiling and prime numbers. Titles on binders containing manuscripts include Tile, Twinlock, N-rep presentations, Hex, Penrose pair, N roots, Re-ordering of O-branch sets and Pythagorean (Hex) numbers play.

Donated by Christian Ness in 1990.
Text in English.
No restrictions on access.
File level inventory available at repository.
Acc 4633 (Strens)

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