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Oral history interview with Leon W. Cohen, 1984 Apr. 13.

Author: Leon W Cohen; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
Database:WorldCat
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Cohen, who came to Princeton after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, talks about the two schools of topology whose leaders were, respectively, R. L. Moore and Oswald Veblen. Cohen describes working with Solomon Lefschetz and spending a summer with James Alexander in the French Alps. Cohen tells how he helped to find a position for the refugee mathematician Richard Brauer in 1931. Other people Cohen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: R L Moore; Oswald Veblen; R L Moore; Oswald Veblen
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Leon W Cohen; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63283805
Notes: Recorded in Princeton, N.J.
Description: Transcript : 18 p.

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Cohen, who came to Princeton after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, talks about the two schools of topology whose leaders were, respectively, R. L. Moore and Oswald Veblen. Cohen describes working with Solomon Lefschetz and spending a summer with James Alexander in the French Alps. Cohen tells how he helped to find a position for the refugee mathematician Richard Brauer in 1931. Other people Cohen discusses are Emmy Noether, John Tukey, and Charles Fefferman.

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