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Synge, J L

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1897-1995) Irish physicist and author whose best-known nontechnical work of nonfiction is Science, Sense and Nonsense (1951). His novel, Kandelman's Krim: A Realistic Fantasy (1957), features a long conversation in which an Orc, a Kea, a Unicorn and a Plumber discuss the concept of infinity and instruct a passing Goddess in the foundations of Mathematics. [BS]

John Lighton Synge

born Dublin, Ireland: 23 March 1897

died 30 March 1995

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