In Memoriam: Peter Whittle, 1927-2021

Kia ora koutou,

Please see email below from Andy Philpott about Peter Whittle who recently passed. Andy has also provided the Memorial Tribute for Prof. Whittle generously shared by Frank Kelly.

Noho ora mai, Mike

“I just learnt from Cambridge that Peter Whittle died on August 10, at
the age of 94.

Peter, who was born in Wellington, was Professor of Operational Research
at Cambridge for many years, and is unarguably New Zealand’s OR  GOAT.
He won both the von Neumann theory prize and the Lanchester Prize and
was a FRS.  I unearthed this YouTube interview that was done by Frank
Kelly a few years ago, that gives you an overview of his contributions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2l1HAHqmJQ

Best regards,

Andy P.

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