Named **“One of 50 R&D Stars to Watch”**
by *Industry Week* magazine in 1996, Professor Richard
Silvers is not only an applied mathematician, but a physicist,
computer scientist, and inventor as well — who creates
unique products from a knowledge of current technology and projection
of future technological trends.

Professor Silvers holds the doctorate in mathematical
physics (general relativity) from the prestigious University
of London, as well as an undergraduate degree in physics from
Columbia University.

He has published more than 50 papers in the journals
of learned societies, given 200 presentations to mathematical
and scientific societies, and has more than 20 patents issued
and pending.

On the research staff at MIT at the Laboratory
for Computer Science and Lincoln Laboratory, Professor Silvers
(pseudonym) was a coauthor of MACSYMA and advocate of computer
algebra systems. He was the first scientist to apply these techniques
to solve intractable mathematical problems in science, engineering,
defense systems, and finance. And he created the first computer
algebra system capable of performing indicial tensor calculus.