Solomon W. Golomb, American mathematician and engineer, Died at 83


Solomon Wolf Golomb was born on May 30, 1932, and died on May 1, 2016.

He was an American mathematician, engineer, and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California,

He was best known for his works on mathematical games.

He was renowned for his invented Cheskers in 1948 and coined the name.

Solomon W. Golomb also fully illustrate polyominoes and pentominoes in 1953.

Solomon W. Golomb has practiced in problems of combinatorial analysis, number theory, coding theory and communications.

His game of pentomino inspired Tetris.

Golomb was a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science.

During 1985, Golomb received the Shannon Award of the Information Theory Society of the IEEE.

During the year 1992, Solomon received the medal of the U.S. National Security Agency for his research and has also been the recipient of the Lomonosov Medal of the Russian Academy of Science and the Kapitsa Medal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Golomb was awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal for his exceptional contributions to information sciences and systems, during 2000.

He was marked major figure of coding and information theory for over four decades, specifically for his ability to apply advanced mathematics to problems in digital communications.

Golomb was one of the first notable professors to attempt the Ronald K. Hoeflin Mega IQ power test, which originally appeared in Omni Magazine.

He tally a scored at least IQ 176, which represents 1⁄1,000,000 of the unselected population.

Golomb became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, during 2012.

In the same year, it was announced that he had been selected to receive the National Medal of Science.

Solomon was elected as a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics “for contributions to coding theory, in 2014, data encryption, communications, and mathematical games.”

Golomb was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering “for pioneering work in space communications and the design of digital spread spectrum signals, in 2016, transmissions that provide security, interference suppression, and precise location for cryptography; missile guidance; defense, space, and cellular communications; radar; sonar; and GPS.

Solomon W. Golomb passed away at 83 yrs old.