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The Game of Hex and the Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem
Year of Award: 1980
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 86, 1979, pp. 818-827
About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 86, (1979)) David Gale received is Ph.D. from Princeton in 1949, taught at Brown from 1950 to 1966, and since 1966 has been Professor of Mathematics, Economics, and Operations Research at Berkeley. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and an NSF Senior Fellow. Besides the interests indicated by the title of his professorship, he is interested in the theory of games, the geometry of convex sets, and combinatorics.