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30/09/1953 English mathematician Lewis Fry Richardson dies

He is known as the pioneer of the modern weather forecasting techniques. He also tried to use similar techniques to study the causes of wars and how to prevent them. Richardson also made great contributions to the study of fractals. He invented a method for solving a system of linear equations known as modified Richardson iteration.


  • Essentials 

  • Personal 

  • Career 

  • Pacifism 

  • Weather forecasting 

  • Mathematical analysis of war 

  • Research on the length of coastlines and borders 

  • Patents for detection of icebergs 

  • In popular culture 

  • Legacy