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Dates

February 1, 1916 – March 15, 2006

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Mackey, George Whitelaw, 1916-2006

George W. Mackey was Landon T. Clay Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Harvard University (1943-2006). Other institutional affiliations include Illinois Institute of Technology. His research interests included mathematical physics and functional analysis.

February 1, 1916Birth, St. Louis (Mo.).

1938Obtained BA, Rice Institute, Houston (Tex.).

1939Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1942Obtained PhD in Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1942 – 1943Instructor in Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology.

1943 – 2006Instructor in Mathematics (1943-1946); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1946-1956); Professor of Mathematics (1956-1969); Chair, Department of Mathematics (1963-1966); Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics (1969-1985); and Landon T. Clay Professor Emeritus of Mathematics (1985-2006), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1962Member, National Academy of Sciences.

March 15, 2006Death, Belmont (Mass.).

Mathematical physicist.

Mackey, Alice Willard

Wife.

Mackey, Ann Sturges

Daughter.

Mackey, Dorothy Frances Allison

Mother.

Mackey, William

Brother.

Mackey, William Sturges

Father.

Wintz, Madge Mackey

Sister.

Stone, Marshall H. (Marshall Harvey), 1903-1989

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "The Subspaces of the Conjugate of an Abstract Linear Space."

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

Obtained AM (1939) and PhD in Mathematics (1942). Instructor in Mathematics; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics; Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics; and Landon T. Clay Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

Illinois Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics

Instructor in Mathematics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rice University

Obtained BA (1938).

The mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics: a lecture-note volume / George Whitelaw Mackey.

George Mackey Boston Globe obituary.