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Oral history interview with James Wallace Givens, Leon Henkin, Angus Ellis Taylor, and Abraham Haskel Taub, 1984 May 18.

Author: James Wallace GivensA H TaubAngus E TaylorLeon HenkinAlbert W TuckerAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
Database:WorldCat
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Henkin relates some of his experiences (with Hermann Weyl, Solomon Lefschetz, and others) as a graduate student at Princeton. Taylor tells how he came to spend one year (1937-1938) at Princeton and talks about Salomon Bochner. Taub tells of his coming to Princeton for graduate work in 1931, just after Fine Hall was opened, and of his returning, to work with Oswald Veblen and then for defense-related work, in the
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Named Person: Oswald Veblen; Albert Einstein; J H M Wedderburn; Luther Pfahler Eisenhart; H P Robertson; Albert Einstein; Luther Pfahler Eisenhart; H P Robertson; Oswald Veblen; J H M Wedderburn
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Wallace Givens; A H Taub; Angus E Taylor; Leon Henkin; Albert W Tucker; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63283806
Notes: Recorded in Berkeley, Calif.
Description: Transcript : 45 pages

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Henkin relates some of his experiences (with Hermann Weyl, Solomon Lefschetz, and others) as a graduate student at Princeton. Taylor tells how he came to spend one year (1937-1938) at Princeton and talks about Salomon Bochner. Taub tells of his coming to Princeton for graduate work in 1931, just after Fine Hall was opened, and of his returning, to work with Oswald Veblen and then for defense-related work, in the early 1940s. Givens explains how he came to work with Veblen and talks at some length about him. Taub and Tucker add some of their recollections about Veblen. Givens gives several anecdotes about Albert Einstein and J.H.M. Wedderburn.

Givens, Taub, Taylor, and Tucker discuss American mathematics in general, also in the period before 1930, and particular mathematicians they got to know in the 1930s, such as H.P. Robertson and Luther Eisenhart.

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