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 +==== 2009-02-19 Margaret Wright Lecture ====
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 +<​html><​center></​html>//​Asprey Lecture in Computer Science and Mathematics//​\\
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 +**The Remarkable Saga of Linear Programming:​ the Problem, the Methods, the Continuing Mysteries**
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 +Margaret Wright\\
 +Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences\\
 +New York University
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 +Thursday, February 19, 2009\\
 +5:00pm\\
 +300 Rockefeller Hall
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 +//Reception at 4:30pm - Public Welcome//
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 +The Remarkable Saga of Linear Programming:​ the Problem, the Methods, the Continuing Mysteries."​ Linear programming,​ or LP, is arguably the most important application of the mathematical sciences. Essentially,​ it determines how to achieve the best outcome, such as maximum profit or lowest cost, in a given mathematical model. LP models are routinely used in business, engineering,​ energy, telecommunications,​ and manufacturing. But for many computer scientists, LP remains a controversial,​ perplexing application. Wright will examine these issues in her lecture.\\
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 +For additional details see the full [[http://​info.vassar.edu/​news/​2008-2009/​090219-asprey-wright.html|Vassar Press Release]].
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