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Oral history interview with Robert J. Walker, 1984 July 12.

Author: Robert J Walker; 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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Walker tells about coming from Carnegie-Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) to Princeton in 1930 to begin graduate work. He describes courses he took and the atmosphere of Fine Hall. Tucker and Walker talk for some time about fellow graduate students at the time, including John Vanderslice and Nathan Jacobson. Walker talks about his thesis research in algebraic geometry with Solomon Lefschetz, and about Harold Bohr, Paul  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Walker; William Aspray; Albert W Tucker
OCLC Number: 63277408
Description: Transcript : 12 p.

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Walker tells about coming from Carnegie-Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) to Princeton in 1930 to begin graduate work. He describes courses he took and the atmosphere of Fine Hall. Tucker and Walker talk for some time about fellow graduate students at the time, including John Vanderslice and Nathan Jacobson. Walker talks about his thesis research in algebraic geometry with Solomon Lefschetz, and about Harold Bohr, Paul Alexandroff, and P. A. M. Dirac.

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