Benjamin Yandell


Age: 53

author and mathematician who wrote The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers, a book about those who had either solved or attempted to solve the 23 problems that German scholar David Hilbert laid out in his address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1900 to inspire future mathematicians.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: March 16, 1951

Died: August 25, 2004

Pasadena, California