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Biography

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Resources

Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

George W. Mackey

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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

Biography

Abstract

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.

Important Dates

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.).

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

St. Louis (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Houston (Tex.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Belmont (Mass.)

Subjects

Functional analysis.

Mathematical physics.

Quantum theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Mackey, Alice Willard

Wife.

Mackey, Ann Sturges

Daughter.

Mackey, Dorothy Frances Allison

Mother.

Mackey, William

Brother.

Mackey, William Sturges

Father.

Wintz, Madge Mackey

Sister.

Advisors & Collaborators

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

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

Colleagues

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Carrier, George F.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954

Both employed at Harvard University.

Schiffer, Menahem

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

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.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rice University

Obtained BA (1938).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

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

Subject

George Mackey Boston Globe obituary.

George Mackey Harvard University Gazette obituary.

George Mackey National Academy of Sciences biography.