In 1970, Larry Tesler, reeling from a failed marriage, moved with his young daughter and a group of friends to something like a commune in rural Oregon. It was a… (continued)
For someone who was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2002 for his and his colleague’s impact on curbing smog caused by internal combustion engines and protecting… (continued)
My SMTI students will appreciate this Dearly Departed profile since our classes are held on Saturdays, a day traditionally reserved for sleeping in and long, lazy brunches. While I didn’t… (continued)
He was an authority on the Ramsey theory, named after an English mathematician, that suggests that complete disorder is impossible. Over his lifetime, which came to a close July 6,… (continued)
Yee Ching Wong was born in China’s Guangdong province in 1946. Forced to flee to Hong Kong with her family after the communist revolution in China, the young girl began… (continued)
How many people go to their graves without regrets? Without the inside conversation, “I wish I’d done this. I wish I’d done that.” I suspect that when Betsy Ancker-Johnson died… (continued)
One of my favorite movies in 2014 was The Imitation Game based on the role University of Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing played in cracking the Nazi’s secret “Enigma” code during… (continued)
I was flipping through The Wall Street Journal on my smart phone, waiting for the waitress to bring my breakfast. A name caught my eye: Fernando Corbató. The man who had made computing accessible to the masses back in the 1960s while a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had died July 19. He was 93.