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Karen Parshall, Departments of History & Mathematics, University of Virginia

Crossing the Pond: European Mathematicians in 1920s America

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:50 pm
Via Zoom
Directions: Meeting ID: 953 4937 93
Contact: Brian Harbourne, brianharbourne@unl.edu
American mathematics was experiencing growing pains in the 1920s. It had looked to Europe at least since the 1890s when many Americans had gone abroad to pursue their advanced mathematical studies. It was anxious to assert itself on the international—that is, at least at this moment in time, European—mathematical scene. How, though, could the Americans change the European perception from one of apprentice/master to one of mathematical equals? This talk will explore one side of this “equation”: European mathematicians and their experiences in the United States in the 1920s.

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