By Norbert Wiener
An autobiographical account of the mature years and occupation of Norbert Wiener and a continuation of the account of his formative years in Ex-prodigy.
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Furthermore, jobs were plentiful with the resumption of normal life after the war. T. needed a large number of men for routine teaching. T. was concerned at the time, routine teaching and nothing but routine teaching was the function of the mathematics department. T. T. would take its place beside Harvard and Princeton as a great center of creative American mathematics. T. was then simply an engineering school, and mathematics was regarded as only a tool to implement engineering training. Nonetheless, they found a certain tolerant sympathy even if not much active co-operation from Professor H.
They have not by any means been mere junkets, or which have concerned me solely for my amusement, although they have in fact been very gratifying to me. Let me explain something of what they have meant to me, and in particular what was the significance of my 1920 trip. interludes In all other matters concerning history, to father's formal edufather. back to necessary go cation had been entirely European, and although he had gone to the Gymnasium and for a brief period to a medical school this, as well as in it is in Russian Poland, he tional affiliations had my my My was quite aware that his chief educabeen German.
Professor Tyler, a small, active, bearded man, was not himself a research scholar and was originally quite content with his department as a service department: that is, as one contributing to the education of people whose real interests were in engineering fields. But, like every good administrator, he was ready to seize any opportunity for the advancement of his department, and later, when the chance for a certain research prestige came, he stood behind us. Many of my colleagues were friendly, but the one who did the most to encourage me was C.