# Martin David Kruskal

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**Martin David Kruskal** (September 28, 1925 – December 26, 2006) was an American mathematician and physicist. He made fundamental contributions in many areas of mathematics and science, ranging from plasma physics to general relativity and from nonlinear functional analysis to asymptotic analysis. His single most celebrated contribution was the discovery and theory of solitons.

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## Quotes[edit]

- Origami helps in the study of mathematics and science in many ways. … Using origami anyone can become a scientific experimenter with no fuss.
- at the AAAS meeting:
*Mathematics and Science of Origami: Visualize the Possibilities*, February 15, 2002, as quoted by Science Daily Origami Helps Scientists Solve Problems, February 21, 2002.

- at the AAAS meeting: