Landon Curt Noll

Landon Curt Noll

name = Landon Curt Noll
other_names = chongo

birth_date = birth date|1960|10|28|mf=y
birth_place = Walnut Creek, California, United States
residence = United States flagicon|United States
nationality = United States flagicon|United States
field = Mathematics and Cryptography and Astronomy
work_institutions = Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Fremont Peak Observatory
alma_mater = California State University, East Bay and Linfield College
known_for = International Obfuscated C Code Contest
Fowler Noll Vo hash
Prime number
Vulcanoid asteroid
Names of large numbers
prizes = USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award (contributor - 1993)
footnotes = Held or co-held 8 World records relating to large prime numbers. Common username: chongo
Landon Curt Noll (born October 28, 1960 Walnut Creek, California, United States) [ [ Paul Noll's article on the birth of his son, Landon] ] [ [ Naming Large Numbers] ] is the discoverer of two Mersenne primes, which he found while still enrolled in high school and concurrently at Cal State Hayward. [ [ The Prime Pages bio for Landon Curt Noll] ] He was also a member of the Amdahl Six [ [ The Prime Pages bio for the Amdahl Six] ] team which discovered another record prime in 1989; this prime remains unusual as a record large prime as it was not a Mersenne prime. [ [ Generalized Fermat Prime Search] ] [ [ Yves Gallot's GFN Search Project] ] At age 18, Noll became the youngest person to break the record for the largest known prime. He has held or co-held the record three times. [ [ Records by Electronic Computer] ] He is also the co-inventor (with John Horton Conway) of a system for naming arbitrarily large powers of 10. [ [ How high can you count?] ] [ [ The English name of a number] ] He also helped start the International Obfuscated C Code Contest [ [ Frequently Asked Questions about the International Obfuscated C Code Contest] ] , and is a co-inventor of the Fowler Noll Vo hash function. [ [ Fowler/Noll/Vo (FNV) hash history] ]

Noll is an avid astronomer. [ [ American Astronomical Society for Landon Curt Noll] ] [ [ Landon Curt Noll's Astronomy pages] . ] He coined the phrase meteor squall to describe a significant but not quite storm level meteor shower. [ [ Leonid 2001 meteor shower / squall / storm at Fremont Peak] ] His most recent work includes measuring the Solar parallax during the 2004 Transit of Venus [ [ Transit of Venus 8 June 2004] ] as well as the search for Vulcanoid asteroids. [ [ Reference to "The search for Vulcanoid asteroids, Sky and Telescope, Jan 2006, Pages 87-89] ]

Noll was involved in politics as a Sunnyvale, California city council member and vice-mayor. [ [ Sunnyvale City Council minutes for 1996 Nov 16] ]


External links

* [ Landon Curt Noll's home page]
* [ Noll Primer Prover Bio]
* [ Amdahl Six]
* [ How High can you count?]
* [ International Obfuscated C Code Contest]
* [ Fowler Noll Vo hash]

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