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Title Fascinating mathematical people : interviews and memoirs / Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson, editors ; with a foreword by Philip J. Davis

Publ Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2011]
2011
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Descript xv, 328 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Contents Lars V. Ahlfors -- Tom Apostol -- Harold M. Bacon -- Tom Banchoff -- Leon Bankoff -- Alice Beckenbach -- Arthur Benjamin -- Dame Mary L. Cartwright -- Joe Gallian -- Richard K. Guy -- Fern Hunt -- Dusa McDuff -- Donald G. Saari -- Atle Selberg -- Jean Taylor -- Philippe Tondeur
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all share a deep and abiding sense of wonder about mathematics. Featured here--in their own words--are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff
LC subject Mathematicians -- Biography
Mathematicians -- Interviews
Add Author Albers, Donald J., 1941-
Alexanderson, Gerald L
ISBN 9780691148298 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691148295 (hardcover : alk. paper)