## Prime birthday

Submitted by Marianne on November 1, 2011The *n*-th birthday of a very famous mathematician coincides with a year that corresponds to the (*n*+1)st prime number. Who is this mathematician?

*This puzzle was contributed by Aziz Inan, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Portland. His own name, when written in capital letters, is a geometric word puzzle. Swap the vowels and turn the consonants 90 degrees and the words have switched places. "My parents didn't plan this," he says. "It's just fun."*

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