You and Your Research - AMAZING Lecture. IAS. Nobel. Age. Research. Science Transcription of the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar 7 March 1986 J. F. At a seminar in the Bell Communications Research Colloquia Series, Dr. In order to make the information in the talk more widely available, the tape recording that was made of that talk was carefully transcribed. As a speaker in the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Series, Dr. Alan G. Dick is one of the all time greats in the mathematics and computer science arenas, as I'm sure the audience here does not need reminding. While our professional paths have not been very close over the years, nevertheless I've always recognized Dick in the halls of Bell Labs and have always had tremendous admiration for what he was doing. I think I last met him - it must have been about ten years ago - at a rather curious little conference in Dublin, Ireland where we were both speakers. THE TALK: ``You and Your Research'' by Dr. It's a pleasure to be here. Now, how did I come to do this study?
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