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Mark Brimhall Wells,
an American mathemantician and computer scientist, since the 50s affiliated with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in 1961 on Boolean algebra under advisor Derrick H. Lehmer, and the New Mexico State University.


During the 50s, at Los Alamos National Laboratory around Stanislaw Ulam, Paul Stein and John Pasta, Mark Wells was involved in the development of the chess-playing program to play Los Alamos chess with the MANIAC I [1]. Mark Wells further launched the development of the MADCAP, a high-level programming language and compiler, which was a critical development because it provided a convenient way to communicate with the MANIAC [2].

Selected Publications

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External Links


  1. ^ James Kister, Paul Stein, Stanislaw Ulam, William Walden, Mark Wells (1957). Experiments in Chess. Journal of the ACM, Vol. 4, No. 2
  2. ^ Herbert L. Anderson (1986). Metropolis, Monte Carlo, and the MANIAC. Los Alamos Science, pdf
  3. ^ Mark Brimhall Wells - ACM author profile page
  4. ^ dblp: Mark B. Wells

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