Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995

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Dates:
Birth 1905-11-28
Death 1995-01-25
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English

Biographical notes:

Professor of mathematics at Princeton University.

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1986 May 8. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63306961

Mathematician.

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 10. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63297202

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Oct. 9. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63289529

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 13. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283817

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 11. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63309545

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283814

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 11. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63277405

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1977 Mar. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63297205

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1975 Sept. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63297204

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 13. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63277404

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Oct. 8. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63289524

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63309551

From the description of Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1979 Apr. 9. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63309556

Albert W. Tucker (1905- ), a student of topology, mathematical programming, game theory, and combinatorics, spent his career at Princeton University.

From the description of Tucker, Albert William, papers, 1946-1983. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19484876

Albert William Tucker was born in 1905 in Ontario, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1932 and joined the faculty there in 1933. Tucker was a member of the Princeton University Department of Mathematics until 1970, serving as department chairman during the 1950s and 1960s.

Albert W. Tucker (1905-1995) began his career as a topologist and is known for his work in linear programming and game theory. He was the creator of the paradox known as the "Prisoner's Dilemma." Tucker is also well known for the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions, a basic result in non-linear programming. He taught and influenced many mathematicians during his long career at Princeton University, including his 1950 Ph.D. student John F. Nash, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. Tucker was also involved in mathematics education, serving as president of the MAA (1961-1962) and contributing to the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics. The Mathematical Programming Society awards the A. W. Tucker Prize each year for an outstanding paper or thesis solely authored by a student.

From the guide to the Albert William Tucker Papers 86-32; 2006-148., 1946-1983, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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  • Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)
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  • Logic, Modern--20th century
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