# Mathematician:Irving Kaplansky

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## Mathematician

Canadian mathematician who made major contributions to group theory, ring theory, the theory of operator algebras and field theory.

Father of folk musician and clinical psychiatrist Lucy Kaplansky.

## Nationality

Canadian

## History

- Born: 22 March 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Died: 25 June 2006 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Irving Kaplansky** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Irving Kaplansky** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1945:
*A Contribution to von Neumann's Theory of Games*(*Ann. Math.***Vol. 46**: pp. 474 – 479) - 1957:
*An introduction to differential algebra* - 1970:
*Commutative Rings* - 1971:
*Lie algebras and locally compact groups* - 1972:
*Set Theory and Metric Spaces*