Van Vleck, Edward Burr

Van Vleck, Edward Burr

(1863–1943) mathematician; born in Middletown, Conn. Son of mathematician John Van Vleck, he taught longest at the University of Wisconsin (1906–29). An early editor of the American Mathematical Society's Transactions (1906–10) and a National Academy of Sciences member, he helped lay the foundation for the growth of mathematical research.
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