# 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 in 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 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

## Theorems and Definitions

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

## Publications

- 1949:
*Uniqueness Theory for Laplace Series*(PhD Thesis)

- 1950:
*Integral representation of continuous functions*

- 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)