James D. Nicholson holds degrees in physics, nuclear engineering, and neuroscience. He has a long-time interest in the work of Pierre de Fermat and has contributed to Hal Hellman's book Great Feuds in Mathematics. He is preparing English translations of Claude Bachet's edition of Diophantus' Arithimetica along with translations of other of Fermat's works.
Pierre de Fermat, the famous French Renaissance mathematician who gave us Fermat's Last Theorem, left no mathematical records so far as the English-speaking world is concerned. This is because he wrote in Latin. Here for the first time are two of his early works restoring the lost geometry treatise of Apollonius of Perga as well as Fermat's own expansion of plane loci into 3D.