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The Influence of Some Family and Friends on Ben Wright

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Part of the Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology book series (SSMST)

Abstract

The author’s close association with Ben Wright from 1983 to 2001 enables the author to recount Ben’s anecdotes about his relationships with his family, colleagues. The early demise of his father guided Ben’s somewhat awkward relationships with authority figures. His experiences working for future Nobel-prize winners in experimental physics defined his view of what is good measurement. His childhood educational experiences provided examples of what he wanted, exemplified by the Little Red School House, and did not want, exemplified by The Hill House, in his own teaching methods. Other influences mentioned include Frank Chase , Leonard Jimmie Savage , Georg Rasch and Charles Sanders Peirce .

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Winsteps.comBeavertonUSA

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