Robinson, Abraham, 1918-1974

Abraham Robinson was born in Germany in 1918. He was studying at the Sorbonne in 1940 when he (a Jew) went to England to escape Hitler's encroachment in France. While in England Robinson joined the Free French Air Force, but was sent to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough so that his mathematical skills could be put to use for the war effort. After the war he earned an M.S. from Hebrew University (1946) and a Ph. D. at the University of London (1949). He taught different subjects at several prestigious universities, including aerodynamics at the College of Aerodynamics at Cranfield, mathematics at the University of Toronto, mathematics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, mathematics and philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and mathematics at Yale University. Robinson's interests included physics, pure mathematics, fluid mechanics, and relations between logic and mathematics. He contributed to the development of Model Theory and is known for inventing non-standard analysis. Robinson died from pancreatic cancer in 1974 at the age of 56.

From the description of Robinson, Abraham, papers, 1901, 1926-1976. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52561511


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