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I was born in Poland in 1924 and died in the United States in 2008.

Though my father wanted me to be a religious scholar, a special mathematics scholarship allowed me to focus on mathematics.

At Princeton, I studied with John von Neumann, the father of game theory and modern computing.

I delved in all areas of mathematics such as probability, game theory, set theory...and even published major works in the areas of economics, DNA theory, and population studies.

My vow throughout life was to change my major interest in mathematical research every seven years in order to stay fresh and learn new topics...perhaps explaining how I wrote my most significant published paper (our of 450) when I was 65 years young.

Answer: Samuel Karlin (1924 - 2008)