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"One day in 1939, Berkeley doctoral candidate George Dantzig arrived late for a statistics class taught by Jerzy Neyman. He copied down the two problems on the blackboard and turned them in a few days later, apologizing for the delay — he’d found them unusually difficult. Distracted, Neyman told him to leave his homework on the desk.
On a Sunday morning six weeks later, Neyman banged on Dantzig’s door. The problems that Dantzig had assumed were homework were actually unproved statistical theorems that Neyman had been discussing with the class — and Dantzig had proved both of them. Both were eventually published, with Dantzig as coauthor.
“When I began to worry about a thesis topic,” he recalled later, “Neyman just shrugged and told me to wrap the two problems in a binder and he would accept them as my thesis.”"

73 comments :

  1. Cool post brah, interesting read, would read again!

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  2. lol, nice story bro.

    Supp 'n' follow.

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  3. wow, now thats how you get famous!

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  4. This is awesome, keep it up Bro !

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  5. hahah wow tuhggin it. like it didnt even matter

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  6. lold very cool story man thnx supp u mate

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  7. Thanks very much, its very nice topic, this was the one I am looking for. Thanks again

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  8. Now that's a good professor, it's not often anyone runs into one of these.

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  9. Dang that's pretty awesome. What a brainiac.

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  10. i wish my teacher was cool like that

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  11. See, sometimes being late to class really does pay off.

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  12. Thats actually really great. good post :)

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  13. lol, that is pretty amazing. great post.

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  14. you've got a great point on this one

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  15. wow if only that kinda crazy stuff could happen to me lol

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  16. thats some Good Will Hunting shit right there.

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  17. O_O

    that is the most awesome thing ever. wow. speechless.

    nice post by the way, you should check out my blog @ WereAndWillBe.blogspot.com and be sure to follow! :)

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  18. This caught my eye because I thought it said Danzig.

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  19. Just goes to show, they can't teach you everything

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  20. nice post! thanks for your work!

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  21. haha nice. awesome blog, you got a new follower!

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  22. lol nice, goes to show how much power is in simple telling someone something is possible or not

    I bet if he knew it was unsolved he would have never come to the conclusion

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  23. At least he didn't steal his credit. Academia is just as crazy as eveyone else.

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  24. i heard this in history class but it was about isaac newton or aristotle or something. but liek same events happened haha

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  25. That's pretty awesome man. He must've had one hell of a night trying to figure those out. Guess if you're really into something like that, it's not what you know, but how you use what you know.

    Speaking as a student, I'm inspired, but it's human physiology I have to worry about, not math lol

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  26. haha wow. i wish this would happen to me. what a great story.

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  27. Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: Following!

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  28. Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: Following!

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  29. Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: Following!

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  30. Of monstrous lust the due and just reward: Following!

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