Aurel Wintner papers
- 1848 - 1961
- Wintner, Aurel, 1903-1958 (Person)
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Series 3: American Journal of Mathematics was formerly closed for 20 years; that restriction expired in 2010.
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28.34 Cubic Feet (21 record center cartons, 5 letter size document boxes, 1 letter half-size document box)
Wintner held a postdoctoral fellowship for the year 1929- 1930 studying in Rome with T. Levi-Civita and at the observatory in Copenhagen with Elis Stroemgren. Wintner joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University in 1930 and remained there until his death in 1958. During the year 1937-1938 Wintner was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and worked with G.D. Birkhoff at Harvard. In 1941 Wintner was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to work with Norbert Wiener. Their planned book was delayed by Wiener's war work.
Wintner concentrated on almost periodic functions and/or distribution functions for most of the time between 1930 and 1945. During this time Wintner completed his book Analytical Foundations of Celestial Mechanics. The war interrupted many of Wintner's collaborations, and during this time he completed Eratosthenian Averages, Theory of Measure in Arithmetical Semi-Groups, and An Arithmetical Approach to Ordinary Fourier Series. From 1946 until his death Wintner worked on the theory of ordinary differential equations and on differential geometry.
Aurel Wintner died in 1958.
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944
- Celestial mechanics
- Chern, Shiing-Shen, 1911-2004
- College teachers
- Dedekind, Richard, 1831-1916
- Differential equations
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
- Fourier series
- Geometry, Differential
- Hartman, Philip, 1915-
- Hatcher, Anna Granville, 1905-1978
- Levi-Civita, Tullio, 1873-1941
- Mathematical analysis
- Painter, Sidney, 1902-1960
- Periodic functions
- Sansone, Giovanni, 1888-1979
- School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Mathematics
- United States
- Weil, André, 1906-1998
- Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955
- Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964
- Wintner, Aurel, 1903-1958
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