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**David S. Richeson** is an American mathematician whose interests include the topology of dynamical systems, recreational mathematics, and the history of mathematics. He is a professor of mathematics at Dickinson College, where he holds the John J. & Ann Curley Faculty Chair in the Liberal Arts.^{[1]}^{[2]}

Richeson was interested in mathematics from an early age, in part through Martin Gardner's *Mathematical Games* columns.^{[2]} He graduated from Hamilton College in 1993, and completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 1998;^{[1]} his dissertation, *Connection Matrix Pairs for the Discrete Conley Index*, was supervised by John Franks.^{[3]}

Richeson joined the Dickinson College faculty after postdoctoral research at Michigan State University. He was the editor of *Math Horizons* from 2014 to 2019.^{[4]}^{[2]}

Richeson is the author of the book *Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology* (Princeton University Press, 2008; paperback, 2012), on the Euler characteristic of polyhedra.^{[5]} The book won the 2010 Euler Book Prize of the Mathematical Association of America.^{[6]}

His second book, *Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity* (Princeton University Press, 2019), concerns four famous problems of straightedge and compass construction, unsolved by the ancient Greek mathematicians and now known to be impossible: doubling the cube, squaring the circle, constructing regular polygons of any order, and trisecting the angle.^{[7]}

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^{a}^{b}"David Richeson",*Faculty profiles*, Dickinson College, retrieved 2020-02-25 - ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}Poudyal, Binam (February 14, 2019), "Professor Spotlight: David Richeson",*The Dickinsonian* **^**David Richeson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Richeson, David S. (9 May 2017), "About me",*Division by zero*, retrieved 2020-02-25**^**Reviews of*Euler's Gem*:- Bradley, Robert (January 8, 2009), "Review",
*Times Higher Education* - Bultheel, Adhemar (January 2020), "Review",
*EMS Reviews*, European Mathematical Society - Ciesielski, Krzysztof,
*Mathematical Reviews*, MR 2963735`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Daems, Jeanine (December 2009),
*The Mathematical Intelligencer*,**32**(3): 56–57, doi:10.1007/s00283-009-9116-0`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Jones, Dustin L. (August 2009),
*The Mathematics Teacher*,**103**(1): 87, JSTOR 20876528`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Karpenkov, Oleg,
*zbMATH*, Zbl 1153.55001`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Martin, Jeremy (December 2010), "Review" (PDF),
*Notices of the American Mathematical Society*,**57**(11): 1448–1450 - Roth, Bruce (March 2010),
*The Mathematical Gazette*,**94**(529): 176–177, doi:10.1017/S0025557200007397, JSTOR 27821912, S2CID 233362179`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Satzer, William J. (October 2008), "Review",
*MAA Reviews*, Mathematical Association of America - Wagner, Clifford (February 2010),
*Convergence*, Mathematical Association of America, doi:10.4169/loci003291`{{citation}}`

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- Bradley, Robert (January 8, 2009), "Review",
**^***Euler Book Prize*, Mathematical Association of America, retrieved 2020-02-25**^**Reviews of*Tales of Impossibility*:- Bultheel, Adhemar (November 2019), "Review",
*EMS Reviews*, European Mathematical Society - Pambuccian, Victor V.,
*zbMATH*, Zbl 1429.01001`{{citation}}`

: CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link) - Wilson, Robin (January 30, 2020), "Review",
*Times Higher Education*

- Bultheel, Adhemar (November 2019), "Review",

- Division by zero, Richeson's personal web site
- Dave Richeson's Favorite Theorem, Evelyn Lamb,
*Scientific American*