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Postby champagne » Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:29 am

Our friend left us last Monday after a hard motor neuron attack.

I worked with him on his project till July, when he warned me that he was in trouble.
I continued slowly on my side to improve the 17/18 search process, hoping to see him back.
So far, he was the only one expressing a need for a 18 clues full scan

As Christmas is more a time for happiness, let's say that he is not suffering anymore from this bad disease
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby m_b_metcalf » Sat Dec 23, 2023 9:45 am

That's very sad news. I had tried to contact him by PM and e-mail several times but saw that he hadn't seen them. His real name was Jim White, from Australia.


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Re: Mathimagics

Postby Leren » Sat Dec 23, 2023 7:25 pm

Yes, very sad news indeed.

As did several others I worked with Mathimagics on Sudoku issues and was in awe of his prodigious and lighting fast mathematical brain.

A great loss to the world of mathematics in general, as well as the world of Sudoku.

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Re: Mathimagics

Postby Serg » Sun Dec 24, 2023 12:23 am

Terrible news!
Kind, thoughtful, humble, inquisitive, Jim White (aka Mathimagics) was my friend. We corresponded by e-mail. Jim's range of interests in mathematics was wide and was not limited only to research in the field of Sudoku mathematics. We will no longer see his original and interesting posts on a variety of topics in the field of Sudoku and Latin squares. I will miss him very much.

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Re: Mathimagics

Postby Hajime » Sun Dec 24, 2023 9:31 am

Very sad news. I will mis him.
From Mathimagics 2500 JS and 2500 JSB templates are part of my solver.
He will stay alive in the memory of many people.
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby dobrichev » Sun Dec 24, 2023 11:41 am

Very sad.
We have lost a bright mind, with broad interests, original ideas and high productivity.

RIP Jim.
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby JPF » Sun Dec 24, 2023 1:15 pm

Sad news.

His efficient problem-solving skills and keen sense of humor were unparalleled.

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Re: Mathimagics

Postby denis_berthier » Mon Dec 25, 2023 6:11 am

Sad news.
We've been in touch several times about Kakuro and Latin Squares.
He will remain present in CSP-Rules as the main motivation for introducing Pandiagonal Latin Squares.
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby coloin » Tue Dec 26, 2023 10:50 pm

Ahhhh. very sad news
I hadnt heard from him for a while ..
He helped me many times ...
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby StrmCkr » Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:06 am

oh no,
this is Terribly sad news :( i enjoyed reading much of his work, and ideas.

Thoughtful wishes go out to his family, he will be surly missed.

we at Sudoku on Reddit created this post, hopefully it servers his memory well.

Some do, some teach, the rest look it up.
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby eleven » Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:22 pm

oh so sad - a big one is gone.
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Re: Mathimagics

Postby tarek » Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:49 pm

So sad to hear this. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
I had many exchanges and happy moments over so many threads and puzzles with him
He was very supportive and always full of ideas. His mathematical skills were supreme and I found them very helpful.
The number of puzzles and thread that we shared are too many to count here
We shared a laugh every now and then too

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