FW: Pauli

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Fri Jan 28 15:52:43 UTC 2011

Laurence Horn asked:
> Is that George Gamow of "googol" fame? At least
> I recall first encountering "googol" and
> "googolplex" in Gamow's _One, Two, Three,
> Infinity_, where I recall he credited his young
> nephew for the term.  That was a while ago,
> though, so I may well be misremembering.

It wasn't Gamow; it was Edward Kasner  (and his nephew Milton):

Jim Parish

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