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Elliott Waters Montroll

Elliott Waters Montroll, American educator, scientist. Recipient Lanchester prize Operations Research Society, 1959; Guggenheim fellow, 1958; Fulbright fellow, 1959. Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).


  • Montroll, Elliott Waters was born on May 4, 1916 in Pittsburgh. Son of Adolph Baer and Esther (Israel) Montroll.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1937, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940. Sterling research fellow Yale University, 1940-1941. Research fellow Cornell Univercity, 1941-1942.

      Instructor physics Princeton, 1942-1943. Head math, group Kellex Corporation, 1943-1946. Assistant, then associate professor of University Pitts, 1946-1948.

      Head physics branch Office Naval Research, 1948-1950, physical science director, 1952-1954. Research professor of University Maryland., 1950-1959. General science director International Business Machines Corporation Corporation.


    • Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1960-1963. Vice president research Institute Defense Analysis, Washington, 1963-1966. Albert Einstein professor physics U. Rochester, 1966-1981.

      Also director Institute Fundamental Studies. Professor Institute Physical Science and Technology, U. Maryland., 1981-1983. Chairman Commision on Sociotech.

      Systems, National Research Council, Washington, 1980-1983. Lorentz professor of University Leiden, Netherlands, 1961, 68.


    • Editor: Journal Mathematics Physics, 1960-1970.


    Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Club: Cosmos (Washington).


    • Married Shirley Abrams, March 7, 1943. Children: Wendy, Brenda, Nicholas, Heidi, Mark, John, Toby, Andrew, Kim, Charles.
    • father: Adolph Baer Montroll
    • mother: Esther (Israel) Montroll
    • spouse: Shirley Abrams
    • children: Wendy Montroll
    • Brenda Montroll
    • Nicholas Montroll
    • Heidi Montroll
    • Mark Montroll
    • John Montroll
    • Toby Montroll
    • Andrew Montroll
    • Kim Montroll
    • Charles Montroll
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    Born March 4, 1916
    Died December 4, 1983
    (aged 67)