Mathematical Programming

, Volume 105, Issue 1, pp 1–8

George B. Dantzig: a legendary life in mathematical programming

  • Richard W. Cottle

DOI: 10.1007/s10107-005-0674-4

Cite this article as:
Cottle, R. Math. Program. (2006) 105: 1. doi:10.1007/s10107-005-0674-4


Mathematical programming owes much to George B. Dantzig who passed away on May 13, 2005 at the age of 90. This article is a tribute to this legendary pioneer and a very brief review of his extensive and enduring contributions to our field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Cottle
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  1. 1.Dept. of Management Sciences and Engineering, Terman Engineering CenterStanford UniversityStanfordUSA