|Charles Leonard Bouton|
|Born||25 April 1869|
|Died||20 February 1922 (aged 52)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Occupation||mathematician, university teacher|
Charles Leonard Bouton (25 April 1869 − 20 February 1922) was an American mathematician.
He was born in St Louis, Missouri where his father was an engineer.
Bouton studied in the public schools of St Louis. He later received a Master of Science degree from the Washington University. In 1898 he received his doctorate from Leipzig University. His Ph.D. advisor was Sophus Lie.
He taught at the Smith Academy, Washington University and Harvard University. From 1900 to 1902 Bouton was an editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
In 1902 Bouton published a solution of the game Nim.
This result is today viewed as the birth of combinatorial game theory.
- ^ a b c d Osgood, William F.,; Coolidge, Julian L.; Chase, George H. (1922), "Charles Leonard Bouton (In Memoriam)" (PDF), Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 28 (3): 123–124, doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1922-03508-2
- ^ Charles Leonard Bouton at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ Bouton, C. L. (1901/02), "Nim, a game with a complete mathematical theory", Annals of Mathematics, 2, 3 (1/4): 35–39, doi:10.2307/1967631, JSTOR 1967631