James Waddell Alexander II

James Waddell Alexander II

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Waddell Alexander II (September 19, 1888 - September 23, 1971) was a mathematician and topologist of the pre-World War II era and part of an influential Princeton topology elite, which included Oswald Veblen, Solomon Lefschetz, and others. He was one of the first members of the Institute for Advanced Study (1933-1951), and also a professor at Princeton University (1920-1951). He was born on September 19, 1888. Alexander came from an old, distinguished Princeton family. He was the only child of the American portrait painter John White Alexander and Elizabeth Alexander. His maternal grandfather, James Waddell Alexander, was the president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Alexander's affluence and upbringing allowed him to interact with high society in America and elsewhere. He married Natalia Levitzkaja in 1917, a Russian woman, and they would frequently spend time, until 1937, in the Chamonix area of France, where he would also climb mountains and hills.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135999184
  • 9786135999181