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Guide to the Charles Loewner Papers
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Description
Professional records include lecture notes, course material, manuscripts, research notes, writings; personal papers include academic records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and publishing contracts created and maintained by Charles Loewner, a world-renowned mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University from 1951-1968.
Background
Professor Emeritus Charles Loewner was born on May 29, 1893, in the village of Lany, near Prague, which was at the time the capital of Bohemia. Loewner received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Prague University. From 1922-1928 he taught at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin. Following a brief lectureship at Cologne, he was appointed to a chair in Mathematics at the German Charles University in Prague. The occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 prompted his emigration to the United States. He taught at Louisville, Brown, and Syracuse University prior to his appointment in 1951 as Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, where he specialized in complex analysis and differential geometry. Loewner remained at Stanford University until his death in 1968.
Extent
4.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.