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Oral history interview with R. E. Greenwood, 1984 July 12.

Author: R E Greenwood; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Greenwood came to Princeton in 1936 to study mathematical physics, but soon switched to mathematics. He tells about life at the Graduate School, about courses, and about the two schools of topology (Princeton's algebraic and combinatorial topology and Texas's point-set topology). Greenwood describes Salomon Bochner, with whom he did his thesis, and talks about Alan Turing, Maurice Pryce, and others.
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: R E Greenwood; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63289514
Description: Transcript : 9 p.

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Greenwood came to Princeton in 1936 to study mathematical physics, but soon switched to mathematics. He tells about life at the Graduate School, about courses, and about the two schools of topology (Princeton's algebraic and combinatorial topology and Texas's point-set topology). Greenwood describes Salomon Bochner, with whom he did his thesis, and talks about Alan Turing, Maurice Pryce, and others.

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