# Ed Pegg Jr.

Edward Taylor Pegg Jr. | |
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Born | Denver, Colorado, U.S. | December 7, 1963

Occupation | Mathematician |

Alma mater | University of Colorado at Colorado Springs |

Genre | Mathematical puzzles, Mathematical recreation |

Website | |

mathpuzzle |

**Edward Taylor Pegg Jr.** (born December 7, 1963) is an expert on mathematical puzzles and is a self-described recreational mathematician. He wrote an online puzzle column called Ed Pegg Jr.'s *Math Games* for the Mathematical Association of America during the years 2003–2007. His puzzles have also been used by Will Shortz on the puzzle segment of NPR's *Weekend Edition Sunday*. He was a fan of Martin Gardner and regularly participated in Gathering 4 Gardner conferences. In 2009 he teamed up with Tom M. Rodgers and Alan Schoen to edit two Gardner tribute books.^{[1]}

Pegg received a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs,^{[2]} writing his thesis on the subject of fair dice.^{[3]} In 2000, he left NORAD to join Wolfram Research, where he collaborated on *A New Kind of Science* (NKS). In 2004 he started assisting Eric W. Weisstein at Wolfram MathWorld.^{[4]} He has made contributions to several hundred MathWorld articles.^{[5]} He was one of the chief consultants for *Numb3rs*.

## References[edit]

**^***Homage to a Pied Puzzler*(AK Peters) ISBN 9781336100640;*Mathematical Wizardry for a Gardner*(AK Peters) ISBN 9781336100381**^**"Wolfram Summer School 2005 Faculty".**^**Pegg, Edward Taylor, Jr. (1994).*A complete list of fair dice*.**^**MathWorld Headline News and About MathWorld. Retrieved on January 31, 2007.**^**MathWorld Contributors: Pegg

## External links[edit]

- Media related to Ed Pegg, Jr. at Wikimedia Commons
- MathPuzzle
- Ed Pegg Jr.'s
*Math Games* - Demonstrations by Ed Pegg Jr.
- The Math Behind Numb3rs
- CBS puzzle
- Ed Pegg Jr.'s entry in the Numericana Hall of Fame