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Eric Temple Bell

1883 - 1960

Mathematician and author. Born in Aberdeen, he emigrated for the USA at the age of 19. His mathematical contributions were in the field of number theory. He is perhaps best remembered as a mathematical historian, writing Men of Mathematics (1937), Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science (1951) and The Last Problem (1961).

Bell also wrote science fiction under the pen name John Taine. He died in California.

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