The four-color theorem and the birth of computer-aided math (with NH connection)
Posted by David Brooks | Monday, April 29, 2013
Ken Appel, former head of the math department at UNH and known worldwide for using computers in 1976 to co-prove the four-color theorem, gets a posthumous examination in my Telegraph column today. Here it is.
I predict it will be the only story printed above the fold in a New Hampshire newspaper this year which contains the word "mathematician" in large headline font.
A commenter pointed out that I slighted John Kenemy of Dartmouth in calling Appel the most famous NH-related mathematician.
The above photo is taken from a 2002 profile I wrote, which you can see here.