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George Dantzig's National Medal of Science Award
National Medal of Science

Origin

George Dantzig

Type

Medal

Effects

Allows the user to simplify difficult problems

Downsides

The user will lose this ability the second he/she lets go of the medal

Activation

Squeezing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Nous-194R

Aisle

84651-6122

Shelf

84887-2736-870

Date of Collection

June 23, 2015

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OriginEdit

George Dantzing was a mathematical scientist who specialized in the fields of computer science, economics and statistics. When he was a grad student at UC Berkeley, he arrived late one day to his statistics class and quickly jotted down the two problems on the board. After several days of trial, he solved both problems with some difficulty, believing they were overdue when he handed in the solutions. Six weeks later, his professor told Dantzing that he had successfully solved two famous unsolved mathematical problems. The story spread as a motivational teaching lesson and was used in an introductory scene in Good Will Hunting.

EffectsEdit

The user will be able to solve complex problems. It does through four main steps: clarifying the situation’s objective, deciding on the desired outcome, understanding all the variables, and visualizing the best method and steps possible. This new grasp of the situation will be mostly subconscious and therefore not entirely under the user’s control. Many times their insights will be accidental, which are only achievable when in contact with the medal.

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