Tuesday, July 8, 2014

vaguely Veblen-related

Back in February, I had posted a comment referring to James Simons, who in the mid/late 1960's
worked in Princeton at the Institute for Defence Analysis (IDA). The NYT has published an interesting
profile of Simons, "Seeker, Doer, Giver, Ponderer", which can be found at this link.  It seems that
one of Simons late sons was a very avid cyclist who enjoyed daily 30-mile bike rides in the vicinity of
SUNY Stony Brook campus, and who is commemorated by the Paul Simons Memorial Bike Path.

For more about the IDA-related tumult of the Vietnam War era, click here, here, or watch the
recent documentary I Grew Up in Princeton.

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