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Reflections on the early days of the department

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Goldstine, H.H. ; American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106, USA

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.

Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.  

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

March 1987

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