An Uneasy Alliance: The Mathematics Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, 1956-1987

An Uneasy Alliance: The Mathematics Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, 1956-1987

By: Stephen M. Robinson (author), Jagdish Chandra (author)Paperback

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In the post World War II era, the Mathematics Research Center (MRC) was one of the earliest comprehensive examples of collaboration between the government and a university. By taking a broad view of mathematics that embraced both the pure and applied branches, the MRC provided a model of an interdisciplinary effort that interacted very well with the spectrum of sciences. This book deals with the complex and challenging organizational and scientific issues that arose in the operation of this center.

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Contents

Preface; Introduction: why this book?; 1. The beginning, 1956-1963; 2. The Rosser years, 1963-1973; 3. Transition and endgame, 1973-1987; 4. An intellectual crossroads; 5. Personal reflections; 6. MRC - some lessons learned; Appendix 1. A dove's defense of MRC; Appendix 2. The horns of a dilemma; Appendix 3. Photo gallery; Index; Notes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1987
  • ISBN13: 9780898715354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 101
  • ID: 9780898715354
  • weight: 236
  • ISBN10: 0898715350

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