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An American Goes to Europe: Three Letters from Oswald Veblen to George Birkhoff in 1913/1914

An American Goes to Europe: Three Letters from Oswald Veblen to George Birkhoff in 1913/1914 Years Ago David E. Rowe, Editor he American mathematician Oswald Veblen spent the academic year 1913–1914 in Europe. He was An American Goes T 33 years old, had been a Professor at Princeton for three years, had been married for five, and had several to Europe: Three publications to his credit. Travelling with his wife, Eliza- beth, his itinerary, which began in Scandinavia, centred on the mathematical centres of Gottingen, Berlin, and Paris, Letters from Oswald and included Italy and England. While he was overseas, Veblen, an inveterate and accom- plished correspondent, wrote to his fellow mathematician Veblen to George and friend George Birkhoff, describing the people he had met and the places he had visited. Veblen had known Birkhoff in 1913/ Birkhoff since the early 1900s when they had both been students in Chicago. They had each written a thesis under the direction of E. H. Moore —Veblen on the foundations of geometry (1903) and Birkhoff on asymptotic problems of ordinary differential equations (1907)—and their academic JUNE BARROW-GREEN paths crossed again in 1909 when Birkhoff took a position at Princeton. Birkhoff moved to Harvard in 1912, by which time the two had been close colleagues for three years http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Mathematical Intelligencer Springer Journals

An American Goes to Europe: Three Letters from Oswald Veblen to George Birkhoff in 1913/1914

The Mathematical Intelligencer , Volume 33 (4) – Oct 20, 2011

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Mathematics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering; Numerical and Computational Physics; Mathematics, general
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0343-6993
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1866-7414
DOI
10.1007/s00283-011-9248-x
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Abstract

Years Ago David E. Rowe, Editor he American mathematician Oswald Veblen spent the academic year 1913–1914 in Europe. He was An American Goes T 33 years old, had been a Professor at Princeton for three years, had been married for five, and had several to Europe: Three publications to his credit. Travelling with his wife, Eliza- beth, his itinerary, which began in Scandinavia, centred on the mathematical centres of Gottingen, Berlin, and Paris, Letters from Oswald and included Italy and England. While he was overseas, Veblen, an inveterate and accom- plished correspondent, wrote to his fellow mathematician Veblen to George and friend George Birkhoff, describing the people he had met and the places he had visited. Veblen had known Birkhoff in 1913/ Birkhoff since the early 1900s when they had both been students in Chicago. They had each written a thesis under the direction of E. H. Moore —Veblen on the foundations of geometry (1903) and Birkhoff on asymptotic problems of ordinary differential equations (1907)—and their academic JUNE BARROW-GREEN paths crossed again in 1909 when Birkhoff took a position at Princeton. Birkhoff moved to Harvard in 1912, by which time the two had been close colleagues for three years

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Published: Oct 20, 2011

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