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"1904 and all that," by J.L. Heilbron and W.F. Bynum. Nature, 18/25 December 2003.

Among the scientific anniversaries this year are Jacob Bernoulli's birth in1654; Blaise Pascal's never-published book on conic sections, Traite dutriangle arithmetique and his correspondence with Pierre Fermatestablishing the foundations of probability theory in 1654; and the death ofcodebreaker and computer theorist Alan Turing in 1954.

--- Annette Emerson