Cahit Arf’s doodle

Cahit Arf (Selanik, 11 October 1910- Bebek, 26 December 1997) was a Turkish mathematician known for the Arf invariant of a quadratic form on characteristic 2.

I didn’t know who was this man until I saw him in the new 10 Turkish lires note:

He probably is the most important Turkish mathematician and the doodle published in 2010 to celebrate his 100th birthday is another example of this fact. Happy birthday Cahit!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: