Ellis Robert Kolchin (April 18, 1916 – October 30, 1991) was an American mathematician at Columbia University. Kolchin earned a doctorate in mathematics from Columbia University in 1941 under supervision of Joseph Ritt. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1954 and 1961.
Kolchin worked on differential algebra and its relation to differential equations, and founded the modern theory of
linear algebraic groups. His doctoral students include Azriel Rosenfeld and Irving Adler.
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Kolchin, E. R. (1985), , Pure and Applied Mathematics Differential algebraic groups 114, Boston, MA: Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-417640-9, MR 776230
Kolchin, E. R. (1973), , Pure and Applied Mathematics Differential algebra and algebraic groups 54, Boston, MA: Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-417650-8, MR 0568864
Kolchin, Ellis (1999), , Providence, R.I.: Selected works of Ellis Kolchin with commentary American Mathematical Society, ISBN 978-0-8218-0542-8, MR 1677530
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Bass, Hyman; Cassidy, Phyllis J.; Kovacic, Jerald, eds. (1977), , A collection of papers dedicated to Ellis Kolchin, New York: Academic Press [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers], Contributions to algebra ISBN 978-0-12-080550-1, MR 0457031
Bass, Hyman; Cassidy, Phyllis (1992), "Ellis Kolchin (1916--1991)", Notices of the American Mathematical Society 39 (6): 599–600, ISSN 0002-9920, MR 1170740
Borel, Armand (2001), , History of Mathematics Essays in the history of Lie groups and algebraic groups 21, Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, ISBN 978-0-8218-0288-5, MR 1847105
Hevesi, Dennis (November 3, 1991), "Prof. Ellis R. Kolchin Dies at 75; A Shaper of Differential Algebra", New York Times obituary
O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Ellis Kolchin", , MacTutor History of Mathematics archive University of St Andrews .
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