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Collection C0017 - Alan R. Ness fonds.
CA ACU SPC C0017
Alan R. Ness fonds.
- 1977-1988 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.3 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
British physiologist, educator and recreational mathematician, 1923-1989. Educated at Wandsworth School, Royal Dental School (London) and University College London. Military service in World War II in the Sudan and Canal Zone. Taught and carried out research in physiology at UCL following World War II until retiring in 1983 as Reader Emeritus.
Donated by Christian Ness in 1990.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
File consists of typescript and holograph manuscripts of mathematical calculations, proofs, notes, diagrams and diary entries; and coloured slides of tiling diagrams of geometric shapes in various combinations and sequences. Mathematical subjects include hexagonal tiling and prime numbers. Titles on binders containing manuscripts include Tile, Twinlock, N-rep presentations, Hex, Penrose pair, N roots, Re-ordering of O-branch sets and Pythagorean (Hex) numbers play.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 750 slides.