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Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1979 Apr. 9.

Author: Albert W Tucker; Albert C Lewis
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
Database:WorldCat
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Tucker talks about J.W. Alexander, his family background, his education, and his personality. Two other topologists that Tucker talks about are Solomon Lefschetz (who introduced the word "topology" into English) and R.L. Moore (who visited Princeton in the 1930s). Tucker recounts his experiences with Marston Morse, first when Tucker was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, and later after Morse accepted a position at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: James W Alexander; Solomon Lefschetz; R L Moore; Marston Morse; Oswald Veblen; Alonzo Church
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Albert W Tucker; Albert C Lewis
OCLC Number: 63309556
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Transcript : 17 pages

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Tucker talks about J.W. Alexander, his family background, his education, and his personality. Two other topologists that Tucker talks about are Solomon Lefschetz (who introduced the word "topology" into English) and R.L. Moore (who visited Princeton in the 1930s). Tucker recounts his experiences with Marston Morse, first when Tucker was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, and later after Morse accepted a position at the Institute for Advanced Study. Then Tucker describes Oswald Veblen and Alonzo Church, and discusses his interest in the history of matrix algebra.

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