Light Shadows

Yale in the Early Fifties
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
Part of the Modern Birkhäuser Classics book series (MBC)


If a twentieth century version of Emerson’s Representative Men 1 were ever to be written, Jack Schwartz would be the subject of one of the chapters. The achievements in the exact sciences of the period that runs from roughly 1930 to 1990 may well remain unmatched in any foreseeable future. Jack Schwartz’ name will be remembered as a beacon of this age.


Spectral Theory Deficiency Index Convexity Theorem Early Fifty Brouwer Fixed Point Theorem 


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End Notes

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, 1850.Google Scholar
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    Erwin Chargaff, Heraclitean Fire, Rockfeller University Press, New York, 1978.Google Scholar
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    Nelson Dunford, Integration in General Analysis, Transaction of the American Mathematical Society, vol. XXXVII, 1935, 441–453.CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
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    Nelson Dunford, Jacob T. Schwartz, Linear Operators, Vol. I, Interscience, New York, 1958; Vol. II, Wiley, New York, 1963; Vol. III, Wiley, New York, 1971.MATHGoogle Scholar
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    Alexandre Grothendieck, Résumé de la théorie métrique des produits tensoriels topologiques, Boletin de Sociedade de Matematica de São-Paulo, no. 8, 1956, 1-19.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gian-Carlo Rota
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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