Bochner, Salomon

Bochner, Salomon

(1899–1982) mathematician; born in Cracow, Austria-Hungary. Fleeing from Nazism, he settled at Princeton University (1933). A pioneer in abstract harmonic analysis, his research preceded the theory of distributions. A noted teacher, he chaired the Rice University Mathematics Department (1969–76) and founded an interdisciplinary institute for the history of ideas.
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