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

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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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creatorOf Snapper, Ernst, 1913-2011,. Oral history interview with Ernst Snapper, 1984 June 7. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 11. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Oct. 8. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hoffmann, Banesh, 1906-. Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 Oct. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995,. Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 Apr. 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Foster, Alfred Leon, 1904-. Oral history interview with Alfred Leon Foster, Ilse Foster, D. H. Lehmer, Emma Trotskaia Lehmer, and Frances Morrey, 1984 May 18. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Montgomery, Deane, 1909-. Oral history interview with Deane Montgomery, 1985 Mar. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Cohen, Leon W. (Leon Warren), 1903-. Oral history interview with Leon W. Cohen, 1984 Apr. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s Oral History Collection 86-23., 1984-1985 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 10. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 July 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 11. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1977 Mar. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995. Tucker, Albert William, papers, 1946-1983. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Greenwood, R. E. Oral history interview with R. E. Greenwood, 1984 July 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Albert William Tucker Papers 86-32; 2006-148., 1946-1983 Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989,. Oral history interview with V. Bargmann, 1984 Apr. 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Flood, Merrill,. Oral history interview with Merrill Flood, 1984 May 14. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Aspray, William. Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s / an oral history project, 1975-1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kemeny, John G.,. Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny, 1984 June 7. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989. Oral history interview with Valentine Bargmann, 1984 April 12.. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1975 Sept. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004,. Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine, 1985 Mar. 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Levine, Jack B. Oral history interview with Jack B. Levine, 1984 Oct. 11. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1979 Apr. 9. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Gillespie, Charles Coulston. Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s Oral History Collection, 1984-1985. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn [Tucker, Albert : photography related ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Oct. 9. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1984 Apr. 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Halperin, Israel, 1911-. Oral history interview with Israel Halperin, 1984 May 25. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf TUCKER, ALBERT. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Singleton, Robert, 1913-. Oral history interview with Robert Singleton, 1984 June 6. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Burton, F. W. Elementary topology by A.W. Tucker ; notes by F.W. Burton ; figures by J.H. Lewis. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Whitney, Hassler,. Oral history interview with Hassler Whitney, 1984 Apr. 10. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn William L. Duren Jr. Papers 2008-269; 2010-192. 464696638., 1925-2005 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1909-. Oral history interview with Robert J. Walker, 1984 July 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Henkin, Leon,. Oral history interview with Leon Henkin, 1984 May 18. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1986 May 8. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Givens, James Wallace, 1910-. Oral history interview with James Wallace Givens, Leon Henkin, Angus Ellis Taylor, and Abraham Haskel Taub, 1984 May 18. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Wylie, S. (Shaun), 1913-2009,. Oral history interview with S. Wylie, 1985 June 12. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995. Tucker, Albert William, papers, 1946-1983. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
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associatedWith Cohen, Leon W. (Leon Warren), 1903- person
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associatedWith Gödel, Kurt. person
associatedWith Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004, person
associatedWith Greenwood, R. E. person
associatedWith Halperin, Israel, 1911- person
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associatedWith Lefschetz, Solomon, 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Levine, Jack B. person
associatedWith Lewis, Albert C. person
associatedWith Minsky, Marvin Lee, 1927- person
associatedWith Montgomery, Deane, 1909- person
associatedWith Moore, R. L. (Robert Lee), 1882- person
associatedWith Morse, Marston, 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Nering, Evar D., person
associatedWith Princeton University corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics corporateBody
associatedWith Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961. person
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associatedWith Snapper, Ernst, 1913-2011, person
associatedWith Speed, T. P. person
associatedWith Tucker, Albert William person
associatedWith Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960. person
associatedWith Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957. person
associatedWith Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1909- person
associatedWith Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955. person
associatedWith Whitney, Hassler, person
associatedWith Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995, person
associatedWith Wylie, S. (Shaun), 1913-2009, person
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Birth 1905-11-28

Death 1995-01-25

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