## About

Mathematician who coined the term 'googol,' to characterize a large number, one followed by a hundred zeros. He was also the first Jew appointed to a faculty position in the sciences at Columbia University.

## Before Fame

He worked as a math tutor at Columbia University.

## Trivia

He co-wrote the book 'Mathematics and the Imagination' in 1940 where he first coined the term "googol".

## Family Life

His nephew inspired him to come up with the word 'googol' to spark the interest of math in children.

## Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow American mathematician Oswald Veblen.