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Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1975 Sept.

Author: Albert W Tucker; T P Speed
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Tucker talks about growing up as the son of a Methodist minister in Ontario, Canada, and about his education (4 different high schools, the University of Toronto, and Princeton University). He talks at some length about his years as a graduate student at Princeton and describes many of the faculty members, including Luther Eisenhart, Solomon Lefschetz, J. W. Alexander, and Oswald Veblen. Tucker tells of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Luther Pfahler Eisenhart; Solomon Lefschetz; James W Alexander; Oswald Veblen
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Albert W Tucker; T P Speed
OCLC Number: 63297204
Notes: Recorded in Western Australia.
This interview with Tucker recorded at an earlier date was added to the series of interviews done in connection with the oral history project on the Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s.
Description: Transcript : 21 p.

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Tucker talks about growing up as the son of a Methodist minister in Ontario, Canada, and about his education (4 different high schools, the University of Toronto, and Princeton University). He talks at some length about his years as a graduate student at Princeton and describes many of the faculty members, including Luther Eisenhart, Solomon Lefschetz, J. W. Alexander, and Oswald Veblen. Tucker tells of the beginnings of the Institute for Advanced Study.

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