Emil Grosswald was born in Bucharest, Rumania, on December 15, 1912. He received a Masters' degree from the University of Bucharest (1933) and continued his studies in Paris and Montpelier. Grosswald arrived in the United States in 1946 and received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania (1950). In 1952, after a lectureship at the University of Saskatoon and a year at the Institute for Advanced Study, he joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Grosswald joined the faculty of Temple University (Philadelphia) in 1968, retiring and becoming professor emeritus in 1980. He has held visiting professorships at the Technicon (Haifa, 1980-81), Swarthmore College (1982), and the University of Pennsylvania (1984). He died on April 11, 1989.
Grosswald was an analyst, specializing in analytic number theory. His association with Hans Rademacher, also on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, led to Grosswald's editing of Rademacher's Topics in Analytic Number Theory (1973) and Collected Papers (1974).
From the guide to the Emil Grosswald Papers, 90-2., 1942-1988, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)
- Number theory