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Forgotten Scientists

“No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer.” – Stigler’s law of eponymy. Stigler named the sociologist Robert K. Merton as the discoverer of “Stigler’s law”, consciously making “Stigler’s law” exemplify Stigler’s law. (Stigler’s law of eponymy – Wikipedia) Why this happens? Most...


Inventory or Stock? Observations from an OR Congress

Today, I attended National Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Congress in Turkey (YAEM 2012) in Istanbul. [L] Congress will continue for two more days. Such congresses are beneficial in terms of networking, learning and sharing. I had a chance to meet...