# Mathematician:Walter Rudin

## 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

- Rudin-Shapiro Polynomial (with Harold Seymour Shapiro), also known as Shapiro Polynomial

## 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)