Jay Forrester gets World Dynamics birthday cake

Tuesday night banquet of 31st International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 23, 2013.

At the banquet, System Dynamics founder Jay Forrester gets a surprise birthday cake in the shape of the World Dynamics model. Professor Forrester turned 95 on July 14.

World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester, 2013 International System Dynamics Conference, Cambridge MA

World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester, 2013 International System Dynamics Conference, Cambridge MA

Jay Forrester World Model diagram from World Dynamics, 1971

Jay Forrester’s World Model from World Dynamics, 1971

System Dynamics founder Jay Forrester's reaction

System Dynamics founder Jay Forrester’s reaction

Detail of the World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester

Detail of the World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester

Detail of the World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester

Detail of the World Dynamics model birthday cake for Jay Forrester

System Dynamics society conference attendees gather around Jay Forrester

System Dynamics society conference attendees gather around Jay Forrester

MIT Professor John Sterman efficiently gets rid of pollution (by eating it) from the World Dynamics model

MIT Professor John Sterman efficiently gets rid of pollution (by eating it) from the World Dynamics model

More photos coming soon.
Unofficial photos by David Liu. As always, if you don’t like any photo of yourself, just let me know, and I’ll remove it, no questions asked.

2 Thoughts on “Jay Forrester gets World Dynamics birthday cake

  1. mhlengi on July 24, 2013 at 10:26 am said:

    happy befday to the “man”… i really love system dynamics and the potential it holds for the world

  2. Ayfer Veziroglu on July 24, 2013 at 10:53 am said:

    Happy Birthday

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