Biographical Memoirs: V.80 (Biographical Memoirs: A Series) by Office of the Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences

By Office of the Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences

Biographical Memoirs is a chain of essays containing the existence histories and chosen bibliographies of deceased participants of the nationwide Academy of Sciences. The sequence presents a checklist of the lifestyles and paintings of a few of the main extraordinary leaders within the sciences, as witnessed and interpreted through their colleagues and friends. They shape a biographical historical past of technological know-how in America--an very important a part of our nation's contribution to the highbrow background of the realm.

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It was not until his Princeton period that he met Vandiver personally. During his undergraduate years he also made a definite beginning in analysis, as is proved by the fact that he read a paper entitled “A general remainder theorem” before the American Mathematical Society in New York in February 1904 (Amer. Math. Soc. Bulletin 10: 280). This was the basis of a paper entitled “General mean value and remainder theorems with applications to mechanical differentiation and quadrature,” published in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, volume 7 (1906).

91 (1970), 570-600. [10] _________, Eichler integrals with singularities, Acta Math. 127 (1971), 11-22. [11] _________, Extremal quasiconformal mappings, Advances in the Theory of Riemann Surfaces, Ann. of Math. Studies 66, Princeton Univ. Press, 1971, pp. 27-52. [12] _________, A remark on Mumford’s compactness theorem, Israel J. Math. 12 (1972), 400-407. [13] _________, Uniformization, moduli and Kleinian groups, Bull. London Math. Soc. 4 (1972), 257-300. [14] _________, Fiber spaces over Teichmüller spaces, Acta Math.

DANIEL I. ARNON 21 Courtesy of Victor Bers LIPMAN BERS May 22, 1914–October 29, 1993 BY IRWIN KRA AND HYMAN BASS INTRODUCTION L in Riga, Latvia, on 22 May 1914 into a secular intellectual Jewish family. At the time of his death, in New Rochelle, New York on 29 October 1993, he was the focal point of a large extended group of scientists—mostly mathematicians, many former doctoral students with whom he maintained close and continuous ties for decades. ” His life was a twentieth-century Jewish and intellectual odyssey.

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