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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #10306
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Well that rules out most of my other guesses (John von Neumann, David Hilbert, Bernhard Riemann, and Kurt Godel) as I don't think any of them are English.

Maybe Andrew Wiles or Alan Turing?

Oh... Iam Stewart? (I like his books.)
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:32 PM   #10307
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Well that rules out most of my other guesses (John von Neumann, David Hilbert, Bernhard Riemann, and Kurt Godel) as I don't think any of them are English.

Maybe Andrew Wiles or Alan Turing?

Oh... Iam Stewart? (I like his books.)
No to all. No more clues today, to give later risers a chance at it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #10308
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Well I know that Stephen Hawking copyrighted the number 326.

That's why any book published after 2005 doesn't have a page 326 (if it's long enough).

Is it something to do with that?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #10309
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Well I know that Stephen Hawking copyrighted the number 326.

That's why any book published after 2005 doesn't have a page 326 (if it's long enough).

Is it something to do with that?
Very amusing .

John Venn? He developed the Venn Diagram, though I can't see how that would relate to toilet rolls...

(off to go photocopy some top secret documents)
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #10310
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I am surprised! I thought this was a fairly well-known case. More clues tomorrow, and later tomorrow the answer if no-one gets it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #10311
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I remember him being a Knight of the realm.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #10312
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Names of mathematicians? The only one I know of is Mr. Plotkin, my geometry teacher from high school.


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Old 11-30-2012, 03:48 AM   #10313
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I remember him being a Knight of the realm.
Yes, he was knighted in 1994. He's also known as a physicist and a philosopher.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:49 AM   #10314
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The thing he sued the toilet roll manufacturer over bears his name.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #10315
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Hey, I'm gonna take a shot here... but only because you said "physicist and a philosopher."

Fritjof Capra? Author of one of my favorite books, 'The Tao of Physics.'


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Old 11-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #10316
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Hey, I'm gonna take a shot here... but only because you said "physicist and a philosopher."

Fritjof Capra? Author of one of my favorite books, 'The Tao of Physics.'


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The subject of the suit had important applications in crystallography, and was something thought to be impossible.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #10317
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Mandelbrot?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #10318
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The thing he sued the toilet roll manufacturer over bears his name.
Charmin? sorry, couldn't resist ....

drawing a complete blank on this one

Crystallography, eh ... was he associated with the discovery of the structure of DNA?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #10319
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OK, it's been over a day, and I've obviously stumped everyone with what I thought would be a quickie.

The answer is Sir Roger Penrose.

In 1997 he sued the Kimberley Clark Corporation over their use of a Penrose Tiling pattern on some of their quilted toilet paper.

Penrose tiling is a method of tiling the plane with an five-way rotational symmetry, which used to be thought impossible.

The three-dimensional equivalent has now been found in 'quasi-crystals' and other natural formations.


Would someone else like to post a question?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #10320
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I forgot about him (obviously).

I've wanted to read his Road to Reality, but I decided to wait for an eBook version and one never came out.
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