An Uneasy Alliance: The Mathematics Research Center At the by Jagdish Chandra, Stephen M. Robinson

By Jagdish Chandra, Stephen M. Robinson

Within the submit international battle II period, the math learn heart (MRC) used to be one of many earliest finished examples of collaboration among the govt and a school. by means of taking a extensive view of arithmetic that embraced either the natural and utilized branches, the MRC supplied a version of an interdisciplinary attempt that interacted rather well with the spectrum of sciences. This booklet bargains with the advanced and tough organizational and medical concerns that arose within the operation of this heart.

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Lodge (rheology) and Warren E. Stewart (fluid mechanics and reactor design) of the College of Engineering, as well as the efforts of a number of visitors. Operations research and related areas Operations research and areas related to it had three permanent members during at least part of the period covered by this chapter: T. C. Hu, H. F. Karreman, and J. B. Rosen. Hu was active in combinatorial optimization and network flows, and Rosen in nonlinear programming, but it is difficult to characterize the research emphasis of Karreman: during the entire period of his appointment at MRC his name appears on only one MRC TSR (No.

This was not the case with most of the operations research work that MRC carried out, which fell within one or another of the recognized subdivisions. Among these, applied probability was actually very little represented, though it is an important field. Perhaps one reason for this was the distribution of interests among the active permanent members. Hu specialized in combinatorial optimization and Rosen in deterministic nonlinear programming. The part-time staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mangasarian, Meyer, and Robinson) all worked mainly in deterministic optimization.

Hu was active in combinatorial optimization and network flows, and Rosen in nonlinear programming, but it is difficult to characterize the research emphasis of Karreman: during the entire period of his appointment at MRC his name appears on only one MRC TSR (No. 653, coauthored with Harris and Rosser in 1966). There were also faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on part-time research appointments, including O. L. Mangasarian, R. R. Meyer, and S. M. Robinson; the latter also served as assistant director of MRC from mid-1971 through 1974.

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