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The Stone age of mathematics on the midway. (English) Zbl 0682.01012
A century of mathematics in America, Pt. II, Hist. Math. 2, 191-193 (1989).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0659.00007.]
Marshall Harvey Stone’s real credit lies in revitalizing the Mathematics Department of Chicago University at a time when its prestige was showing downward trend and, thus, enabling it reaching the zenith. By his personal qualities e.g. strength of character, impeccable integrity and rare vision, he gave charismatic leadership in his academic field attracting thereby brilliant mathematicians and researchers to form a faculty of unprecedented quality. The paper highlights mostly the personal traits of Stone’s character and, per se, is eulogistic in nature.
Reviewer: M.K.Saxena

MSC:
01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
Biographic References:
Stone, M. H.