TITLE

ROBERT HERMAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN TRANSPORTATION SCIENCE TRANSPORTATION SCIENCE SECTION OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY OF AMERICA

AUTHOR(S)
Boyce, David E.
PUB. DATE
August 1994
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Aug94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents views of the author on Martin J. Beckmann, winner of the Robert Herman Lifetime achievement award in Transport Science. Beckmann was awarded with this award on April 25, 1994 by the Transportation Science Section of Operations Research Society of America in Boston Massachusetts. Beckmann entered the University of Goettingen in Germany in 1945 and received his graduation degree in mathematics in 1947. He then moved to the University of Freiburg where he studied economics, graduating in 1950 with a doctorate degree. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Chicago, 1950-51 and continued there as Research Associate at the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics until 1955. He then moved with the Cowles Commission to Yale University, serving as an Assistant Educator in Economics. In 1959, he moved to Brown University where he served as Educator of Economics until his retirement in 1989. In 1962, he began a second career in Germany, first at Bonn University until 1969, and then as Educator of Applied Mathematics at the Technical University, Munich, where he also retired in 1989 as Educator Emeritus. He continues today to commute between his two homes in Lochhan, near Munich and Providence.
ACCESSION #
4454109

 

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