Elwyn Berlekamp has left us.
Quoting a friend, he was "one of the kindest, fairest, most clever and funny, and accomplished people I’ve ever met ... super person in every respect. ... the original source of lots of math ... and with Solomon Golomb a designer of error correcting codes used in the USA space program."
For me personally, one of the highlights of my speaking career and fondest memories is to have been complimented by him on one of my talks.
It was a privilege to have known him.
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