Jay Forrester

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  • 1987-1988
Jay Forrester
Spring 1988
The Common Foundation Underlying Physical and Social Systems; Applications of System Dynamics

Jay Forrester was professor emeritus of management in system dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

A pioneer in early digital computer development and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Professor Forrester invented random-access magnetic-core memory during the first wave of modern computers. He also pioneered the growing field of system dynamics. His research focuses on the behavior of economic systems, including the causes of business cycles and the major depressions, a new type of dynamics-based management education, and system dynamics as a unifying theme in pre-college education. More at MIT News

Read the 1987 citation by the Killian Award Selection Committee