Midhat J. Gazalé

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Midhat Gazalé
Born(1929-07-22)22 July 1929
Died8 June 2009(2009-06-08) (aged 79) [1]

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