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Ed Waymire Oral History Interview. July 29, 2015

Ed Waymire Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

July 29, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Ed Waymire (b. 1949) is an Emeritus member of the OSU Mathematics faculty who first arrived at Oregon State in 1982. A scholar of stochastics and probability theory, Waymire has spent more than three decades studying the mathematics associated with random phenomena such as rain, turbulent flows, branching networks, solute dispersion and other processes from hydrology. The editor of several professional journals over the course of his career, Waymire has received both the Carver Medal from the Institute of Mathematical Studies and the F.A. Gilfillan Award from OSU for his achievements as a mathematician. His interview provides an overview of his upbringing and the importance of family in shaping his life; the ways in which mathematics have come to influence his perception of the world around him; and his institutional memories of OSU's Mathematics department over an affiliation that has spanned more than thirty years.