Solomon W. Golomb
He was best known for his works on mathematical games. He invented Cheskers in 1948 and coined the name. He also fully described polyominoes and pentominoes in 1953. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He has specialized in problems of combinatorial analysis, number theory, coding theory and communications. His game of pentomino inspired Tetris.
- "Eric Harshbarger's Pentominoes Page". www.ericharshbarger.org.
- "Pentominoes - Introduction". people.rit.edu.