Biographical Memoirs: V.80 (Biographical Memoirs: A Series) by Office of the Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences

By Office of the Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences

Biographical Memoirs is a sequence of essays containing the existence histories and chosen bibliographies of deceased participants of the nationwide Academy of Sciences. The sequence presents a list of the existence and paintings of a few of the main exclusive leaders within the sciences, as witnessed and interpreted through their colleagues and friends. They shape a biographical background of technological know-how in America--an very important a part of our nation's contribution to the highbrow historical past of the area.

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Am. Math. Soc. 12:243-84. 1912 A determinant formula for the number of ways of coloring a map. Ann. Math. 14:42-46. 1913 The reducibility of maps. Am. J. Math. 35:115-28. The generalized Riemann problem for linear differential equations and the allied problems for linear difference and q-difference equations. Proc. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 49:521-68. Proof of Poincare’s geometric theorem. Trans. Am. Math. Soc. 14:14-22. 1915 The restricted problem of three bodies. Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo 39:265-334.

P. Gardiner, Fricke spaces, Adv. in Math. 62 (1986), 249-284. [25] L. L. Royden, Holomorphic families of injections, Acta Math. 157 (1986), 243-257. [26] I. Kra and B. Maskit (editors), Selected Works of Lipman Bers: Papers on Complex Analysis, American Mathematical Society, 1998. LIPMAN BERS 43 Photo by Bachrach G E O R G E D AV I D B I R K H O F F March 21, 1884–November 12, 1944 BY OSWALD VEBLEN G was born at Overisel, Michigan, on the twenty-first of March, 1884. His ancestry was Dutch on both sides.

A few of his papers and technical reports on differential equations, subsonic flows, and pseudoanalytic functions appeared during this period; some of his publications in this area appeared as late as 1953, long after he started to work on different problems. These laid the foundation for the work that led to the 1958 monograph Mathematical Aspects of Subsonic and Transonic Gas Dynamics, published by John Wiley and Sons (for whom he would later become a consultant), and the 1964 book Partial Differential Equations, written jointly with his New York City colleagues F.

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