Vandiver, Harry Shultz, 1882-

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Collection documents the career of H.S. Vandiver (1882-1973), number theorist and member of the University of Texas mathematics faculty from 1925 to his retirement in 1966.

From the description of Vandiver, H.S., Papers, 1889-1977. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19525544

H. S. Vandiver was a number theorist and member of The University of Texas at Austin faculty from 1925 until his retirement in 1966. Among other research interests, Vandiver was an authority on Fermat's last theorem.

  • 1882: Born October 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1900: Began publishing problems and solutions in the American Mathematical Monthly and communicating with G. D. Birkhoff
  • 1904 - 1906 : Attended graduate courses at University of Pennsylvania, did not obtain a degree
  • 1905 - 1917 : Customs house broker and freight agent for family firm
  • 1917 - 1919 : Yeoman, U. S. Naval Reserve
  • 1919 - 1925 : Instructor in Mathematics, Cornell
  • 1923 - 1928 : Chairman, Committee on Algebraic Numbers, National Research Council
  • 1925 - 1965 : Associate Professor and Professor, University of Texas
  • 1926 - 1939 : Assistant Editor, "Annals of Mathematics"
  • 1930: 1927 - 1928 : Guggenheim Fellow
  • 1931: Cole prize
  • 1933 - 1935 : Vice-President, American Mathematical Society
  • 1934: Lecturer, Princeton. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1945: Honorary D. Sc., Pennsylvania
  • 1947: Lecturer, Indiana
  • 1973: Died, January 4, in Austin, Texas

For further biographical information see University of Texas, Documents and Minutes of the General Faculty, 1973, p. 10926-10930, "In Memoriam." Available online at: http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/2000- 2001/memorials/SCANNED/vandiver.pdf

From the guide to the H. S. Vandiver Papers 86-34., 1889-1977, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Harry Shultz Vandiver was born on October 21, 1882, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He attended the University of Pennsylvania and was an instructor of mathematics at Cornell University from 1919-1924. He became an associate professor of pure mathematics at the University of Texas in 1924 and was made a full professor in 1935. The university named him Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy in 1947 and he retired in 1966. At various times he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, the University of Indiana, and Notre Dame University .

Mr. Vandiver received numerous research appointments and won international recognition as well as the Frank Cole Prize of the American Mathematical Society for his paper Fermat's Last Theorem. He was the author of more than 175 professional articles, a member of numerous academic organizations, and at various times the editor of Annals of Math and Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications.

Mr. Vandiver was married on July 25, 1923, to Maude Folsmbee Everson . The couple had one son, Frank E. Vandiver, a historian and educator who was named President of the University of A &M in 1981. Harry Shultz Vandiver died on January 4, 1973, in Austin, Texas .

From the guide to the Inventory of the Harry Shultz Vandiver Papers: TAMU MSS 00103 ., 1904-1963, (Cushing Memorial Library)

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referencedIn Wilder, Raymond Louis, 1896-1982. Wilder, Raymond Louis, papers, 1914-1982. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Vandiver, Harry Schultz, 1882-. Vandiver, H.S., Papers, 1889-1977. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Inventory of the Harry Shultz Vandiver Papers: TAMU MSS 00103 ., 1904-1963 Cushing Memorial Library,
creatorOf H. S. Vandiver Papers 86-34., 1889-1977 Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Vandiver, Harry Schultz, 1882-. Vandiver, H.S., Papers, 1889-1977. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Inventory of the Harry Shultz Vandiver Papers: TAMU MSS 00103 ., 1904-1963 Cushing Memorial Library,
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associatedWith Bellman, Richard Ernest, 1920- person
associatedWith Birkhoff, George David. person
associatedWith Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944 person
associatedWith Birkoff, Geo. D. person
associatedWith Bourne, Samuel G. person
associatedWith Bourne, Samuel G. person
associatedWith Brauer, Alfred (Alfred Theodore), 1894-1985 person
associatedWith Brauer, Richard, 1901- person
associatedWith Carlitz, Leonard person
associatedWith Carlitz, Leonard. person
associatedWith Church, Alonzo, 1903- person
associatedWith Church, Alonzo, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald), 1907- person
associatedWith Dickson, Leonard E. (Leonard Eugene), 1874- person
associatedWith Emma Lehmer person
associatedWith Faircloth, O. B. person
associatedWith Harry Shultz Vandiver person
associatedWith Hasse, Helmut, 1898- person
associatedWith Herbert Ellsworth Slaught person
associatedWith Herstein, I. N. person
associatedWith Herstein, I. N. person
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associatedWith Kircher, Edward person
associatedWith L. E. Dickson person
associatedWith Lefschetz, Solomon, 1884-1972 person
associatedWith Lehmer, Derrick Norman, 1868-1938 person
associatedWith Lehmer, D. H. person
associatedWith Lehmer, Emma person
associatedWith Moore, Eliakim Hastings, 1862-1932 person
associatedWith M. W. Weaver person
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associatedWith Nicol, Charles Albert. person
associatedWith Nicol, Charles Albert. person
associatedWith Pearson, Erna H. person
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associatedWith Tittle, Morris Edward. person
associatedWith Tittle, Morris Edward. person
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associatedWith University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Mathematics corporateBody
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associatedWith Waerden, B. L. van der (Bartel Leendert), 1903- person
associatedWith Whiteman, Albert Leon, 1915- person
associatedWith Wilder, Raymond Louis, 1896-1982. person
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Number theory
Reciprocity theorems
Mathematics
Cyclotomy
Fermat's last theorem
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Birth 1882-10-21

Death 1973-01-09

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