My name is Dr. Frank Tucker, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi. I have been on the faculty since 1980, and have been an independent researcher since 1982.
Well, that’s what you get for living in the shadow of a Nobel laureate. Dr. Tucker also served as the editor of the journal Human Communication Research and the editor of the journal Psychological Bulletin for the last 18 years and was a fellow of the American Psychological Association for 14 years.
We’re currently writing a new book to celebrate the death of the last two Nobel Prize winners, Dr. Frank Tucker and Dr. Paul M. Zweig. Dr. Frank is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan who has worked on many of the most important research projects in the field of communication and psychology. Dr. Tucker has also written several chapters on the psychology of communication and psychology. We’re not sure what happens next but Dr.
Tucker and M. Zweig were the first two people to have their Nobel Prizes awarded after the death of their respective mentors, with Zweig also being the first to receive his.
The fact that both of these men were awarded the Nobel is nothing short of remarkable. Zweig was the first researcher to be awarded a Nobel Prize and he was also the first to be awarded a Ph.D. by his university. Tucker was the first researcher to be awarded a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and he was also the first to be awarded a PhD in psychology by his university.
The fact that Tucker and Zweig were both honored by their respective universities is a testament to how important research is. There are so many researchers out there in academia that it’s hard to know who is who. And even though the two are very different in their approaches to research, it’s still great to have both of them recognized as the first researchers to be honored with a Nobel Prize.
I love that Zweig is listed as a scholar in both of these obituaries and Tucker as a researcher in the first. That means that their discoveries are still being applied to real life (and they didn’t invent the field).
I don’t know who the first to be honored with a Nobel Prize was, but for me he or she is always a scholar, whatever their approach to their discovery. The only other researcher who is not a scholar is the one who invented the field.
The first to be honored with a Nobel prize was the German mathematician (and Nobel Laureate) Friedrich W. Kruse. Kruse was the first to study the concept of “combinatorial optimization”. He was also the first to use the term “combinatorial optimization” in a published work (in the paper titled “Combinatorial optimization” by the American mathematician Charles P. Pierce and the American computer scientist Robert E.
The other man honored with a Nobel prize, by contrast, was the American mathematician Leonid E. Solovyov. Solovyov was the first to study the concepts of combinatorial complexity and computational complexity. Solovyov developed the first algorithm for the problem of counting the distinct members of a finite number.