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Jacob Bronowski

mathematician, poet, biologist

As a mathematics student at Jesus College, Cambridge, Bronowski co-edited with William Empson the literary periodical *Experiment*, which first appeared in 1928. Bronowski would pursue this sort of dual activity, in both the mathematical and literary worlds, throughout his professional life. He was also a strong chess player, earning a half-blue while at Cambridge and composing numerous chess problems for the British Chess Magazine between 1926 and 1970. He received a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1935, writing a dissertation in algebraic geometry. From 1934 to 1942 he taught mathematics at the University College of Hull. Bronowski was an associate director of the Salk Institute from 1964.