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Oral history interview with Israel Halperin, 1984 May 25.

Author: Israel Halperin; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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After one year of graduate work at the University of Toronto, Halperin entered the Ph. D. program at Princeton in 1933. He talks about student life, Fine Hall (especially the common room), and about his preliminary examinations for his Ph. D. He tells of working under John von Neumann for his thesis. Tucker and Halperin discuss mathematicians at Princeton in the middle 1930s including Norman Levinson, Nathan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: John Von Neumann; John Von Neumann
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Israel Halperin; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63297194
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Transcript : 15 pages

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After one year of graduate work at the University of Toronto, Halperin entered the Ph. D. program at Princeton in 1933. He talks about student life, Fine Hall (especially the common room), and about his preliminary examinations for his Ph. D. He tells of working under John von Neumann for his thesis. Tucker and Halperin discuss mathematicians at Princeton in the middle 1930s including Norman Levinson, Nathan Jacobson, Hermann Wyle, and especially von Neumann. Tucker tells of working briefly on the von Neumann computer project just after World War II. Tucker and Halperin talk about the beginnings of game theory.

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