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Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 Oct. 13.

Author: Banesh Hoffmann; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Hoffmann tells how he came to Princeton from Oxford in 1929 as a graduate student and research assistant to Oswald Veblen. Hoffmann and Tucker discuss Veblen as a teacher and as a researcher. Other people discussed are: Edward Condon, T. Y. Thomas, John von Neumann, H. P. Robertson, and M. H. A. Newman. Hoffman talks about his Ph.D. thesis. Tucker and Hoffmann discuss Fine Hall and compare the atmosphere of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Oswald Veblen; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; Oswald Veblen
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Banesh Hoffmann; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63309534
Description: Transcript : 13 p.

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Hoffmann tells how he came to Princeton from Oxford in 1929 as a graduate student and research assistant to Oswald Veblen. Hoffmann and Tucker discuss Veblen as a teacher and as a researcher. Other people discussed are: Edward Condon, T. Y. Thomas, John von Neumann, H. P. Robertson, and M. H. A. Newman. Hoffman talks about his Ph.D. thesis. Tucker and Hoffmann discuss Fine Hall and compare the atmosphere of the mathematics department at Oxford with that at Princeton. Hoffmann tells of working three years at Rochester after completing his Ph.D. and then returning to Princeton to become Albert Einstein's research assistant.

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