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Volume 31, Number 2, Page 154 (1987)
Mathematics and Computing
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Reflections on the early days of the department

by H. H. Goldstine
The paper contains the reminiscences of the founding director of the Mathematical Sciences Department in IBM Research. It is interspersed with a number of anecdotes about his friend and colleague, John von Neumann. It attempts in a short space to recapitulate the history of a distinguished department of mathematics in an industrial environment in an informal and hopefully humorous manner.
Related Subjects: Mathematics