Steven Vajda, 1901 – 1995

  • Jakob Krarup
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 13)


It is a gift of grace to enjoy a long life without suffering the physical horrors of old age and even more so to preserve both a warm heart and a brilliant mind to the end. Those gifts were granted to Professor Steven Vajda who passed away after a short illness on the 10th December 1995.


Mathematical Program Operational Research Society Mathematical Program Society Silver Medal Compulsory Military Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakob Krarup
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  1. 1.DIKU (Dept. of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen)CopenhagenDenmark

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