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Post by mjlef » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:16 am

I was just told that "Lomonosov" means "nose breaker". I have always admired that great work done on the Lomonosov 7-piece tablebases, and think this is a great name for them, although I know they were named for the university they were computed at.

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Post by MikeB » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:23 am

mjlef wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:16 am
I was just told that "Lomonosov" means "nose breaker". I have always admired that great work done on the Lomonosov 7-piece tablebases, and think this is a great name for them, although I know they were named for the university they were computed at.
and the university was named after this man ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Lomonosov

quite an interesting character, predicted the existence of Antartica ( as many others did as well, but his logic was the most sound, the source of icebergs in the Southern Pacific ) even before it was discovered ...

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