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Mathematician and engineer Solomon Wolf Golomb, is a 2011 National Medal of Science Laureate.

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Mathematician and engineer Solomon Wolf Golomb, 2011 National Medal of Science Laureate, is best known to the general public and fans of mathematical games as the inventor of polyominoes, the inspiration for the computer game Tetris. He specializes in problems of combinatorial analysis, number theory, coding theory and communications.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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