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Bryant Tuckerman

Bryant Tuckerman
Born (1915-11-28)November 28, 1915
Lincoln, Nebraska[1]
Died May 19, 2002(2002-05-19) (aged 86)
Briarcliff Manor, New York[1]
Nationality  American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Cornell University
Oberlin College
Alma mater Princeton University
Antioch College[1]

Louis Bryant Tuckerman, III (November 28, 1915 – May 19, 2002) was an American mathematician, born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was a member of the team that developed the Data Encryption Standard (DES).[1]

He studied topology at Princeton, where he invented the Tuckerman traverse method for revealing all the faces of a flexagon.[1]

Also, on March 4, 1971, he discovered the 24th Mersenne prime,[2][3] a titanic prime, with a value of



  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituaries: Bryant Tuckerman".  
  2. ^ Tuckerman, Bryant (October 1971). "The 24th Mersenne Prime".  
  3. ^ Caldwell, Chris. "Mersenne Primes: History, Theorems and Lists". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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  • Tuckerman Obituary
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