Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Birthday David Blackwell

David Blackwell
1919 - 2010
On April 24 in Black History...

In 1919, Dr. David Blackwell was born in Centralia, IL.  Dr. David Blackwell is a theoretical statistician noted for his teaching and work in game and probability theory. He is first and only African-American member of the National Academy of Sciences. Blackwell’s research in mathematics and statistics have found application in many fields including economics and accounting.

Check out his advice to young people today:

Blackwell's view on mathematics:

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