Midhat Gazalé | |
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Died | 8 June 2009 79)^{ [1] } | (aged

Occupation | scientist |

**Midhat Gazalé** (22 July 1929 – 8 June 2009) was an international telecommunications and space consultant and a visiting Professor of Telecommunications and Computer Management at the University of Paris IX. He served as President of AT&T-France, as Chairman of the Board for Sperry-France and for International Computers-France, and as an executive and research scientist for other major companies. He was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre national du Mérite in 1981. He was born in Alexandria and was a special advisor to the Egyptian prime minister for science and technology. He was the author of the mathematics books *Gnomon: From Pharaohs to Fractals* and *Number: From Ahmes to Cantor*, both of which were published by Princeton University Press.^{ [2] } The latter book won the 2000 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics and Statistics, Association of American Publishers and was one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000. An Italian edition was published by Dedalo Editore.^{ [3] } He is also the author of *Pyramids Road: An Egyptian Homecoming*, published by the American University in Cairo Press.^{ [4] }^{ [5] }

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- ↑ Who's Who in France (in French)
- ↑ http://press.princeton.edu/titles/6553.html
- ↑ http://www.lafeltrinelli.it/libri/midhat-gazale/numero/9788822005489
- ↑ Gazalé, Midhat J. (2004).
*Pyramids Road: An Egyptian Homecoming*. ISBN 9774248325. - ↑ Gazalé, Midhat J. (2004).
*Pyramids Road: An Egyptian Homecoming*. American Univ in Cairo Press. ISBN 978-977-424-832-0.

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