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02 Sep 2010

Mathematicians, Musicians and Chess Masters

By Dylan Loeb McClain [NY Times, 2 September 2010]

Sunday’s chess column was about Noam Elkies, a Harvard mathematics professor who is also a music composer and chess player. Though Elkies is unusual at being talented in all three areas, he is not entirely unique. Through the years, there have been a number of strong chess players who were excellent mathematicians or musicians.

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