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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Luther Pfahler Eisenhart

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Dates

January 13, 1876 – October 28, 1965

Authorized Form of Name

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Biography

Abstract

Luther Pfahler Eisenhart was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University (1900-1965). Other institutional affiliations included the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. His research interests included Riemannian manifolds and differential geometry.

Important Dates

January 13, 1876Birth, York (Pa.).

1896Obtained AB, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg (Pa.).

1900Obained PhD in Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1900 – 1965Instructor in Mathematics (1900-1905); Preceptor (1905-1909); Professor of Mathematics (1909-1929); Dean of the Faculty (1925-1933); Chair, Department of Mathematics (1928–1945); Dod Professor of Mathematics (1929-1945); Dean of the Graduate School (1933-1945); and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1945-1965), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1911 – 1925Editor, Annals of Mathematics.

1916 – 1917Chair, Section A (Mathematics) (1916-1917) and Vice-President (1916-1917), American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1917 – 1923Editor, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society.

1922Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1930President, Association of American Colleges.

1931 – 1932President, American Mathematical Society.

1931 – 1934Chair, Section of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences.

1937 – 1947Chair, Division of Physical Sciences (1937-1946) and Chair, Advisory Committee on Scientific Publications (1940-1947), National Research Council.

1942 – 1959Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society.

1945 – 1949Vice-President, National Academy of Sciences.

October 28, 1965Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Theoretical mathematician.

Places

Birth

York (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Gettysburg (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Differential geometry.

Mathematical physics.

Riemannian manifolds.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adams, Edwin P. (Edwin Plimpton), 1878-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Princeton University.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at Princeton University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Princeton University.

Howard, Louis N.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Magie, William Francis, 1858-1943

Both employed at Princeton University.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Princeton University.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at Princeton University.

Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schiffer, Menahem

Both employed at Princeton University.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Princeton University.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thomas, Tracy Y. (Tracy Yerkes), 1899-1983

Both employed at Princeton University.

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Princeton University.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Harrington, Marshall Cathcart, 1904-

Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962

Institutions

Major Positions

Annals of Mathematics

Editor.

Princeton University

Dean of the Faculty and Dean of the Graduate School.

Princeton University. Department of Mathematics

Instructor in Mathematics; Preceptor; Professor of Mathematics; Chair of the Department of Mathematics; Dod Professor of Mathematics; and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Chair, Section A (Mathematics) and Vice-President.

American Mathematical Society

President and Editor, Transcations of the American Mathematical Society.

American Philosophical Society

Executive Officer.

Association of American Colleges

President.

Gettysburg College

Obtained AB.

Johns Hopkins University. Mathematics Department

Obtained PhD in Mathematics (1900).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Chair, Section of Mathematics; Vice-President; and Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Division of Physical Sciences and Chair, Advisory Committee on Scientific Publications, National Research Council.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Henry Norris Russell papers, 1894-1980.

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Marshall Cathcart Harrington response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William Francis Gray Swann papers, 1903-1962.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Published Resources

Author

Riemannian geometry / by Luther Pfahler Eisenhart …

Subject

Continuous groups of transformations, by Luther Pfahler Eisenhart …