Last week I took a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and I saw (from behind) a person that I immediately recognized. It was Nimrod Megiddo, from IBM Almaden, one of the very first to relate game theory with complexity theory, one of the pioneers of computational geometry, and one of the leaders in optimization and linear programming, the guy who (with Ehud Kalai) was the first to invited me to an international conference, and a fresh Laureate of the John von Neumann theory Prize. I did not see Nimrod more than a year after our last coincidental meeting at the Berkeley Simons Institute, I called over to him and he was happy to see me as I was happy to see him, and we found a place together at the back of the bus and caught up on things.
Nimrod showed me on the bus a picture he found in his house, taken by him at the 1974 game theory workshop in Bad Salzuflen, Germany. With Nimrod’s kind permission I present the picture here: (The copyright © belongs to Nimrod Megiddo who took the picture).
Here are some of the people left to right, (on some I already told you in other posts):
David Schmeidler (only beard visible)
Yair Tauman (only back shown)
Werner Güth (behind Aumann)
Ehud Kalai (just to the right of Selten looking at the camera)
Elon Kohlberg (only back shown, looking to the left)
William Lucas (in the back, looking at the wall)
Robert Weber (only hair and jacket visible)
Bezalel Peleg (looking to the right)
Joel Moulen (looking to the left)
Thomas Marschak (sunglasses and beard)
Joachim Rosenmüller (with glasses behind Maschler)
Happy new 2015!