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Discussion with George W. Brown and Alexander M. Mood, 1984 July 25.

Author: George William Brown; Alexander M Mood
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Brown and Mood explain why they choose to go to Princeton for graduate work and how they came to work for Sam Wilks. They give two different pictures of the social life of graduate students: Mood was married and his wife took part in the Wyman Club activities; Brown was single and lived at the Graduate College. They talk about courses and faculty members--Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel, Paul Erdos, and others--and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: S S Wilks; Albert Einstein; Kurt Gödel; Albert Einstein; Kurt Gödel; S S Wilks
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George William Brown; Alexander M Mood
OCLC Number: 63309524
Notes: Recorded in Irvine, Calif.
Description: Transcript : 16 p.

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Brown and Mood explain why they choose to go to Princeton for graduate work and how they came to work for Sam Wilks. They give two different pictures of the social life of graduate students: Mood was married and his wife took part in the Wyman Club activities; Brown was single and lived at the Graduate College. They talk about courses and faculty members--Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel, Paul Erdos, and others--and about the difficulties of getting work having just earned a Ph.D. in statistics.

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