Mathematics at WIS After WEIZAC, Applied, and Pure

Leo Corry, Raya Leviathan

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WEIZAC was shut down in 1963. By that time Pekeris’s success was already internationally acknowledged. Efforts to construct the new generation of computers had become a top priority at the Weizmann Institute as it was felt that the computing power WEIZAC had started to become a limitation. At the same time, plans for creating a department of pure mathematics started to be debated. Pekeris opposed the move, but the department of pure mathematics became fully operative in 1971.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2211-4564
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4572

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  • Amir Pnueli
  • Chaim L. Pekeris


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