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4This window was named after Richard W. Hamming, an American mathematician. If you’re not very geeky, then one of the most interesting things about Hamming was that he worked on the Manhattan Project, programming a computer and trying and decide whether detonating the first atomic bomb would start a chain reaction that would ignite the world’s atmosphere[wik, ]. They guessed that it wouldn’t, so they gave it a try...[Konopinski et al., 1946] If you are very geeky, then some of his other work might be more interesting.