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Menahem Schiffer

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Dates

September 24, 1911 – November 8, 1997

Authorized Form of Name

Schiffer, Menahem

Additional Forms of Names

Schiffer, M. M.

Biography

Abstract

Menahem Schiffer was Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University (1976-1997). Other institutional affiliations include Harvard University and Hebrew University. His research applied complex variables and conformal maping to hydrodynamics.

Important Dates

September 24, 1911Birth, Berlin (Germany).

1934Obtained MA, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1938Obtained PhD in Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1938 – 1946Senior Assistant (1938-1943) and Lecturer (1943-1946), Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1946 – 1949Research Lecturer, Harvard University.

1949 – 1950Visiting Professor, Princeton University.

1950 – 1951Professor of Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1951 – 1997Professor of Mathematics (1951-1976); Chair, Department of Mathematics (1953-1960); and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics (1976-1997), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1970Member, National Academy of Sciences.

November 8, 1997Death.

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

Berlin (Germany)

Graduate Education

Jerusalem

Employment

Jerusalem

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Hydrodynamics.

Mathematical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954

Both employed at Harvard University.

Mackey, George W. (George Whitelaw), 1916-2006

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

Research Lecturer.

Princeton University. Department of Mathematics

Visiting Professor.

Stanford University. Department of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics; Department Chair; and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics.

Universitah ha-'Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim

Obtained MA (1934) and PhD in Mathematics (1938). Senior Assistant; Lecturer; and Professor of Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

M. M. Schiffer Papers.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

Personal files of Hebrew University professors.

Central Archive.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Administration Building. Rm. 520. Mount Scopus Campus. The Hebrew University. Jerusalem. 91905

Published Resources

Author

Introduction to general relativity / by Ronald Adler, Maurice Bazin and Menahem Schiffer.