# Dana Mackenzie

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**Dana Walter Nance Mackenzie**,

an American mathematician, science writer, chess national master and USCF life master (LM) ^{[2]}, two-time former champion of North Carolina ^{[3]}, chess lecturer, and chess blogger. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1983 under advisor Frederick Justin Almgren Jr. ^{[4]}, and was math professor for thirteen years before becoming a full-time science writer ^{[5]}. Dana Mackenzie has authored and co-authored several volumes of *What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences* ^{[6]}, an ongoing series published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

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# Selected Publications

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## 1983

- Dana Nance (
**1983**).*A Priori Integral Geometric Estimates for Non-Positively Curved Surfaces*. Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University, advisor Frederick Justin Almgren Jr.

## 2000 ...

- Dana Mackenzie (
**2003**).*The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to Be*. Wiley^{[8]} - Dana Mackenzie, Barry Cipra (
**2006**).*What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 6*. AMS - Dana Mackenzie (
**2009**).*What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 7*. AMS

## 2010 ...

- Dana Mackenzie (
**2011**).*What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 8*. AMS - Dana Mackenzie (
**2012**).*The Universe in Zero Words*. Princeton University Press - Dana Mackenzie (
**2013**).*What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 9*. AMS, amazon - Dana Mackenzie, Barry Cipra (
**2015**).*What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 10*. AMS - Judea Pearl, Dana Mackenzie (
**2018**).*The Book of Why*. Basic Books

# External Links

## Chess

- The chess games of Dana N Mackenzie from chessgames.com
- Mackenzie, Dana N. FIDE Chess Profile
- Chess - Dana Mackenzie
- LM Dana Mackenzie - ChessLecture
- Dana Blogs Chess

## Computer Chess

- Computer chess: Does it matter? by Dana Mackenzie, July 02, 2011 » Rybka Controversy
- First win against Shredder 12! by Dana Mackenzie, July 03, 2011 » Shredder
- My Games Against World Champions (Part 1) by Dana Mackenzie, April 24, 2012 » Belle
- One Small Step for Computers, One Giant Leap for Mankind by Dana Mackenzie, December 06, 2017 » AlphaZero
- How AlphaZero Wins by Dana Mackenzie, December 15, 2017
^{[9]} - Last Computer Game for 2019 by Dana Mackenzie, July 01, 2019 » Shredder

# References

- ↑ Chess - Dana Mackenzie, Photo by Bill Lovejoy for the Santa Cruz Sentinel
- ↑ LM Dana Mackenzie - ChessLecture
- ↑ Chess - Dana Mackenzie
- ↑ Dana Mackenzie - The Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ↑ Dana Mackenzie (
**2012**).*The Universe in Zero Words*. Princeton University Press - ↑ AMS :: Whats Happening in the Mathematical Sciences
- ↑ Dana Mackenzie – Hachette Book Group
- ↑ Giant-impact hypothesis from Wikipedia
- ↑ Article:"How Alpha Zero Sees/Wins" by AA Ross, CCC, January 17, 2018