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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

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Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

Irving Ezra Segal

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Dates

September 18, 1918 – August 30, 1998

Authorized Form of Name

Segal, Irving Ezra

Additional Forms of Names

Segal, I. E. (Irving Ezra)

Segal, Irving

Sigal, Irving

Biography

Abstract

Irving Segal was Professor of Mathematics (1960-1989) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Other institutional affiliations include University of Chicago. His research interests include quantum mechanics.

Important Dates

September 18, 1918Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1937Obtained AB, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1940Obtained PhD in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1941Instructor in Mathematics, Harvard University.

1941 – 1943Research Associate, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1943 – 1945Soldier and Researcher, Aberdeen Proving Ground, United States Army.

1945 – 1948Research Assistant, Institute for Advanced Study.

1948 – 1960Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1948-1953) and Associate Professor of Mathematics (1953-1960), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1953 – 1954Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University.

1960 – 1998Professor of Mathematics (1960-1989) and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1989-1998), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1965Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

1971 – 1972Visiting Professor, Lund University.

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 30, 1998Death, Lexington (Mass.).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Lexington (Mass.)

Subjects

Mathematics.

Quantum electrodynamics.

Quantum theory.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Both employed at Harvard University.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Howard, Louis N.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897

Both employed at Harvard University.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.)

Researcher.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Visiting Associate Professor.

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

Instructor in Mathematics.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Research Assistant.

Lunds universitet

Visiting Professor.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1937). Research Associate.

United States. Army

Soldier and Researcher, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

University of Chicago. Department of Mathematics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained PhD (1940).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Proceedings of the Summer Seminar, Boulder, Colorado, 1960. Mark Kac, editor.

Subject

"Irving Ezra Segal (1918-1998)," Notices of the American Mathematical Society June/July (1999): 659-668.