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Clifford A. Pickover

Clifford A. PickoverAKA Clifford Alan Pickover

Born: 15-Aug-1957
Birthplace: Ocean, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Inventor, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mathematician and prolific author

Author of many highly interesting books.

Father: Merwin B. Pickover
Mother: Regina Taubman
Wife: Elahe Khorasani (m. 2-Jun-1985, one son)
Son: Alan

    University: BA, Franklin and Marshall College (1978)
    University: MPhil, Yale University (1980)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1982)

    IBM Watson Research Center (1982-)

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Author of books:
Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty: Graphics from An Unseen World (1990, mathematics)
Computers and the Imagination: Visual Adventures beyond the Edge (1991, mathematics)
Visions of the Future: Art, Technology and Computing in the 21st Century (1992, computers)
Chaos and Graphics (1992, mathematics)
Spiral Symmetry (1992, mathematics)
Fractals: A Pattern Book (1992, mathematics)
Mazes for the Mind: Computers and the Unexpected (1992, computers)
Frontiers of Scientific Visualization (1994, computers)
Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in A Fractal World (1994, mathematics)
Keys to Infinity (1995, mathematics)
Visualizing Biological Information (1995, computers)
The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, and Nature (1995, mathematics)
Fractal Horizons: The Future Use of Fractals (1995, mathematics)
Future Health: Computers and Medicine in the 21st Century (1995, futurism)
Black Holes: A Traveler's Guide (1996, astronomy)
The Alien IQ Test (1997, extraterrestrial life)
The Loom of God: Mathematical Tapestries at the Edge of Time (1997, mathematics)
Time: A Traveler's Guide (1998, mathematics)
Spider Legs (1998, science fiction; with Piers Anthony)
The Science of Aliens (1998, extraterrestrial life)
Chaos and Fractals (1998, mathematics)
Strange Brains and Genius: Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists and Madmen (1998, math history)
The Girl who Gave Birth to Rabbits (1999, medical abnormalities)
Surfing through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in 6 Easy Lessons (1999, computers)
Cryptorunes: Codes and Secret Writing (2000, cryptography)
Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning (2001, mathematics)
Dreaming the Future: The Fantastic Story of Prediction (2001, futurism)
The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience (2001, theory of knowledge)
The Stars of Heaven (2001, astronomy)
The Lobotomy Club (2002, science fiction)
Liquid Earth (2002, science fiction)
The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars (2002, mathematics)
The Mathematics of OZ: Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge (2002, mathematics)
Sushi Never Sleeps (2002, science fiction)
Egg Drop Soup (2002, science fiction)
Calculus and Pizza: A Math Cookbook for the Hungry Mind (2003, mathematics)
A Passion for Mathematics (2005, mathematics)
Sex, Drugs, Einstein, & Elves (2005, science history)
The Möbius Strip: Dr. August Möbius's Marvelous Band (2006, mathematics)
The Heaven Virus (2007, science fiction)
A Beginner's Guide to Immortality (2007, futurism)
Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds behind Them (2008, mathematics)
The Math Book (2009, mathematics)

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