Gaston Tarry

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Gaston Tarry

Gaston Tarry (27 September 1843 – 21 June 1913) was a French mathematician. Born in Villefranche de Rouergue, Aveyron, he studied mathematics at high school before joining the civil service in Algeria.

He pursued mathematics as an amateur, his most famous achievement being his confirmation in 1901 of Leonhard Euler's conjecture that no 6×6 Graeco-Latin square was possible.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ From Latin Squares to Sudoku:A History of Magic Numbers Archived 2008-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 36 Officer Problem Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Tarry, Gaston (1900). "Le Probléme des 36 Officiers". Compte Rendu de l'Association Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences. Secrétariat de l'Association. 1: 122–123.
  4. ^ Tarry, Gaston (1901). "Le Probléme des 36 Officiers". Compte Rendu de l'Association Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences. Secrétariat de l'Association. 2: 170–203.

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