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|Born||October 26, 1877
|Died||March 23, 1961
|Institutions||University of Chicago
|Known for||differential equations
calculus of variations
Charles Max Mason (October 26, 1877 – March 23, 1961), better known as Max Mason, was an American mathematician. Mason was president of the University of Chicago (1925–1929) and president of the Rockefeller Foundation (1929–1936).
- B.Litt., 1898, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Göttingen, 1903.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1903–1904, Instructor of Mathematics.
- Yale University, 1904–1908, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
- University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1908–1909, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Associate Professor of Mathematics.
- University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1909–1925, Professor of Physics.
- University of Chicago, 1925–1928, President.
- Rockefeller Foundation, 1928–1929, Director, Natural Sciences Division.
- Rockefeller Foundation, 1929–1936, President.
- Palomar Observatory (California), 1936–1949, Chairman of the team directing the construction of the observatory.
Notes and references
- "Obituary: Max Mason". Physics Today 14 (5): 78. May 1961. doi:10.1063/1.3057580.
- "Radio This Week", The Kansas City Star, April 25, 1948, p. 109. Newspapers.com (subscription needed), accessed 2014-04-20.
- Mathematicians: Charles Max Mason from the School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
- Max Mason at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Max Mason from the University of Chicago
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
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