Wilder, Raymond Louis, papers, 1914-1982.
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Raymond Louis Wilder (1896-1982), a topologist and student of the history and foundations of mathematics, was R.L. Moore's first doctoral student at the University of Texas. Wilder was on the University of Michigan faculty from 1926 to his retirement in 1966, after which he moved to the University of California-Santa Barbara. From the description of Wilder, Raymond Louis, papers, 1914-1982. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19525496 Raymond Lo...
A graduate of the College of Emporia, Kansas in 1924 with a A.B. degree in mathematics, Carroll Newsom earned his M.A. (1927) and Ph.D. (1931) from the University of Michigan, where he became an instructor in 1927. His other academic positions included Chairman of the Math Department at Oberlin College (1944-1948), Assistant Commissioner (1948), and Associate Commissioner for Higher Education, in the state of New York (1950-55), and Executive Vice President (1956), and President of New York Univ...
Robert Lee Moore (1882-1974), a prominent mathematician, was a professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin for almost fifty years. He is well known for his work in point-set topology, but is most remembered for his work as an educator. During his long career, Moore supervised over fifty doctoral students, including three members of the National Academy of Sciences, three presidents of the American Mathematical Society and four presidents of the Mathematical Associa...
Norman Earl Steenrod (1910-1971) was an algebraic topologist at Princeton University. From the description of Steenrod, Norman Earl, Papers, 1911, 1948-1970. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19484896 Norman Earl Steenrod (1910-1971) was a central figure in the post World War II development of algebraic topology. Born in Dayton, Ohio, on April 22, 1910, Steenrod attended college at Miami University and the University of Michigan (A.B., 1932). ...
Gordon Thomas Whyburn (1904-1969) attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Department of Chemistry. He earned his Ph. D. in Mathematics in 1927 and became adjunct professor of mathematics from 1927 to 1929. Whyburn studied in Europe with Hans Hahn, Kazimerz Kuratowski, and Waclaw Sierpinski before being appointed associate professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University in 1930. In 1934, he accepted appointment as professor and chairman of...
Mathematician. From the description of Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062378 Biographical Note 1880, June 24 Born, Decorah, Iowa 1898 A.B., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1900 A.B...
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, Vandive...
The Department of Mathematics dates back to 1841, when formal instruction began at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Mathematics and science was taught by the Rev. George P. Williams (1841-1875).* The curriculum during the early years covered algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytical geometry and calculus. In 1863 Williams became professor of physics, and Edward Olney (1863-1887) became professor of mathematics. Course offerings gradually expanded as the mathematics faculty...