Mathematician:Walter Rudin

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Mathematician

Austrian-born American mathematician best known for the widely-used college textbooks he wrote.


Nationality

Austrian-American


History

  • Born: 2 May 1921, Vienna, Austria
  • 1938: Fled to France to escape Anschluss
  • 1940: Continued flight to Britain, served in British Army and Navy
  • 1945: Moved to United States
  • 1947: Earned B.A. from Duke University in North Carolina
  • 1949: Earned Ph.D. from Duke University in North Carolina
  • 1952: Began teaching at University of Rochester
  • 1953: Married Mary Ellen Estill
  • 1959: Joined University of Wisconsin-Madison as a professor
  • 1991: Retired, and wrote his autobiography
  • Died: 20 May 2010, Princeton, New Jersey


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1953: Principles of Mathematical Analysis (affectionately known as Baby Rudin)
  • 1962: Fourier Analysis on Groups
  • 1966: Real and Complex Analysis (affectionately known as Big Rudin)
  • 1973: Functional Analysis
  • 1969: Function Theory in Polydiscs
  • 1980: Function Theory in the Unit Ball of $\C^n$
  • 1991: The Way I Remember It (autobiography)