Jay W. Forrester
1918 – 2016
Jay Wright Forrester was a pioneering American computer engineer and systems scientist. He is credited with being one of the inventors of magnetic core memory, the creator of the first computer animation, and the father of the field of System Dynamics.
New in 2020
- National Academy of Engineering Memorial Tributes publishes memorial piece celebrating Jay Forrester
- Profiles in Operations Research: Jay Wright Forrester*
- The Many Careers of Jay Forrester*
- Jay W. Forrester & Field of System Dynamics*
- From the Ranch to System Dynamics
- Jay W. Forrester Oral History
- Forrester & Operations Research*
- IEEE Global History Network*
- PBS: People and Discoveries*
- Creative Learning Exchange
- Planting the seeds in 2017 of patience, reflection and values assessment
- Oil prices will rise eventually
- Forrester, OR and defense modelling
Obituaries for Jay
|1||Jay W. Forrester Dies at 98; a Pioneer in Computer Models||The New York Times|
|2||Jay Forrester Dies Aged 98||I PROGRAMMER|
|3||Jay W. Forrester, of Concord, computer pioneer; at 98||The Boston Globe|
|4||Professor Emeritus Jay W. Forrester, Digital Computing and System Dynamics Pioneer, Dies at 98||Newsroom MIT Management Sloan School|
|5||Jay W. Forrester||The Concord Journal|
|6||Jay Forrester, an MIT Engineer, Sought to Rethink Corporate Management||The Wall Street Journal|
|7||The Beginning of System Dynamics||McKinsey Quarterly|
|8||An Obituary||Indian Institute of Management Lucknow|
|9||Jay W. Forrester, pioner og æresdoktor ved UiB er død 98 år gammel.||Bergen University Newsletter|
|10||Jay W. Forrester (1918–2016)||Supply Chain Management Research|
Notes for Jay
|1||John Morecroft||London Business School|
|2||Peter M. Senge||Society for Organizational Learning|
|3||David Schmittlein||John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management|
|4||China Chapter||System Dynamics Society|
|5||Agriculture and Food SIG||System Dynamics Society|
|6||German Chapter||System Dynamics Society|
|7||Naiyi Hsiao||Chinese System Dynamics Society, TAIWAN (CSDS)|
|8||Creative Learning Exchange||System Dynamics & Systems Thinking in K-12 Education|
|9||Luis E. Romero||Forbes|
A Model Simulator: The lives of Jay Forrester, Prof. David Lane 2017
- Collected Papers of Jay W. Forrester. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1975.
- Industrial Dynamics. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1961.
- Principles of Systems (2022 edition by System Dynamics Society). Original: Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1968.
- Urban Dynamics. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Communications, 1969.
- World Dynamics (1973 second edition). Waltham, MA:Pegasus Communications, 1971. Second edition has an added chapter on physical vs. social limits
- Social Dynamics: A Curated Collection of Works by Jay W. Forrester. Littleton, MA: System Dynamics Society, 2022.
- MIT System Dynamics Group Literature Collection selected by Jay W. Forrester