Saturday, July 17, 2010

RIP, David Blackwell

. Saturday, July 17, 2010

David Blackwell, pioneer in probability theory, game theory, and other mathematics, has died. A truly remarkable man, from a poor Midwestern town (close to where I grew up, incidentally). First black tenured faculty member at UC-Berkeley (after being turned down at Princeton), first black member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an early applier of mathematical game theory to conflict situations at the RAND Corporation. RIP.

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