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Turbulent times in mathematics : the life of J.C. Fields and the history of the Fields medal

Author: Elaine McKinnon Riehm; Frances Hoffman
Publisher: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society ; Toronto : Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, ©2011.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: John Charles Fields; John Charles Fields; John Charles Fields; John Charles Fields; John Charles Fields
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine McKinnon Riehm; Frances Hoffman
ISBN: 9780821869147 0821869140
OCLC Number: 733546582
Description: xii, 257 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The childhood of John Charles Fields --
Toronto and Baltimore --
Post-doctoral years in Europe, 1892-1900 --
Return to Canada --
Fields and research --
Mathematics before 1914: the golden years --
Science responds to war --
The politics of avoidance --
The International Mathematical Congress, Toronto 1924 --
"Sub-turbulent politics": Pincherle and Bologna --
The Fields Medal --
Late years --
Appendices: 1. Publications of J.C. Fields --
2. Fields medallists, 1936-2010 --
3. Fields' colleagues and friends.
Responsibility: Elaine McKinnon Riehm, Frances Hoffman.

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