Keith J. Devlin  

Keith Devlin (2011)


Born  16 March,^{[1]} 1947^{[2]}^{[3]} Hull, England^{[4]}^{[5]} 
Nationality  English and American 
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Stanford University, King's College London, University of Bristol, University of Manchester, University of Aberdeen, University of Oslo, University of Heidelberg, University of Bonn, University of Toronto, University of Lancaster, Colby College, St. Mary's College of California 
Alma mater  King's College London, University of Bristol 
Doctoral advisor  Frederick Rowbottom 
Keith J. Devlin is a British mathematician and popular science writer. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States. He has dual AmericanBritish citizenship.^{[4]}
Biography[edit]
Devlin earned a BSc (Special) in Mathematics at King's College London in 1968, and a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Bristol in 1971 under the supervision of Frederick Rowbottom.^{[4]}^{[6]} He is cofounder and Executive Director of Stanford University's HumanSciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, a cofounder of Stanford Media X universityindustry research partnership program, and a Senior Researcher in the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).^{[4]} He is a commentator on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday, where he is known as "The Math Guy."^{[7]}
As of 2012, he is the author of 34 books and over 80 research articles.^{[4]} Several of his books are aimed at an audience of the general public, as opposed to much academic work.
Research publications[edit]
 Devlin, Keith I.; Jensen, R. Björn (1975), "Marginalia to a theorem of Silver", ISILC Logic Conference (Proc. Internat. Summer Inst. and Logic Colloq., Kiel, 1974), Lecture notes in mathematics 499, Berlin, New York: SpringerVerlag, pp. 115–142, doi:10.1007/BFb0079419, ISBN 9783540075349, MR 0480036 [First proof of Jensen's covering theorem; Keith J. Devlin is credited as Keith I. Devlin in the paper.]
List of books[edit]

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 Goodbye, Descartes: the End of Logic and the Search for a New Cosmology of the Mind. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1997. ISBN 0471251860.
 Introduction to Mathematical Thinking. Keith Devlin (18 July 2012). 2012. ISBN 9780615653631.
 Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning. A K Peters. 2011. ISBN 9781568814315.
 The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the SeventeenthCentury Letter that Made the World Modern. Basic Books. 2008. ISBN 9780465009107.
 The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: Solving Crime with Mathematics. Plume. 2007. ISBN 0452288576. with coauthor Gary Lorden
 The Math Instinct: Why You're a Mathematical Genius (Along with Lobsters, Birds, Cats, and Dogs). Thunder's Mouth Press. 2006. ISBN 156025839X.
 The Millennium Problems: the Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical Puzzles of Our Time. Basic Books. 2002. ISBN 0465017304.
 The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved and Why Numbers Are Like Gossip. Basic Books. 2000. ISBN 0465016197.
 Mathematics: The New Golden Age. Columbia University Press. 1999. ISBN 023111639X.
 The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible. Holt Paperbacks. 1998. ISBN 0805072543.
 Mathematics: The Science of Patterns. Holt Paperbacks. 1996. ISBN 0805073442.
 The Joy of Sets: Fundamentals of Contemporary Set Theory. Springer. 1993. ISBN 0387940944.
 Logic and Information. Cambridge University Press. 1991. ISBN 0521499712.
 Constructibility. Springer. 1984. ISBN 3540132589.
 The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution. Walker Publishing Co. 2011. ISBN 9780802778123.
Awards[edit]
 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics Communications Award, 2001^{[4]}
 In 2007 he received Wonderfest's Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.^{[8]}
 2004 International Pythagoras Prize in Mathematics, in the category Best Expository Text in the Mathematical Sciences for the Italian translation of The Millennium Problems^{[9]}
 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, 2012^{[10]}
References[edit]
 ^ Author biographical information from Barnes & Noble.
 ^ Author information from Library of Congress authorities.
 ^ Item details for The language of mathematics from British Library catalogue.
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} ^{f} Curriculum vitae, accessed 20140203.
 ^ Author information from German National Library catalogue.
 ^ Keith Devlin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ Archive of The Math Guy series from NPR's Weekend Edition accessed 20071109
 ^ "Sagan Prize Recipients". wonderfest.org. 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
 ^ Stanford Report—2 November 2005
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20121110.
External links[edit]
 Official website including his curriculum vitae
 Devlin's Angle — column at the Mathematical Association of America
 Keith Devlin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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