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Adleman, Leonard

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Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Computer Scientist

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1945 - Born on the 31st of December in California.

1968 - He attended the University of California, Berkely, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.

1976 - Received his Ph.D at the University of California, Berkeley.


1977 - He is known for being a co-inventor of the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman cryptosystem, and of DNA computing.

1992 - He was the mathematical consultant on the movie Sneakers.

1994 - His paper Molecular Computation of Solution To Combinatorial Problems described the experimental use

               of DNA as a computational system.

        - He solved a seven-node instance of the Hamiltonian Graph problem, an NP-complete.

2002 - He and his research group managed to solve a 'nontrivial' problem using DNA computation.

        - He was a recipient along with Ron Rivest and Adi Shamir of the ACM Turing Award, often called the Nobel

              Prize of Computer Science.



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