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What new mathematics was inspired by biology and chemistry?

In his article, Can biology lead to new theorems?, Bernd Sturmfels gives four theorems that were inspired by biology. As one example, Andreas Dress and his collaborators have developed a theory of ...
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Who was the inventor of the 18-electron rule?

History of the rule is traced in Jensen, The Origin of the 18-Electron Rule. Langmuir proposed the original version in Types of Valence (1921). Nevil Sidgwick (1873-1952) refined it using Bohr-Bury ...
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Who was the inventor of the 18-electron rule?

I imagine the reference is to Nevil Sidgwick The Wiki entry does not specifically mention that rule but he clearly worked in related areas. Note that scientific discoveries are often named after ...
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