Edgar Lorch

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Edgar Lorch
Born(1907-07-22)July 22, 1907
DiedMarch 5, 1990(1990-03-05) (aged 82)
NationalitySwiss American
Alma materColumbia University
Scientific career
InstitutionsColumbia University
ThesisElementary Transformations (1933)
Doctoral advisorJoseph Ritt
Doctoral studentsEdward Blum

Eric Braude
Keven Broughan
Paul Fuhrmann
Ralph Gellar
Leonard Gillman
Barnett Glickfield
Al Goodman
Julien Hennefeld
Alan Hoffman
David Hsieh
John E Jayne
Daniel Kocan, Jr
Fred Linton
Thomas Lupo
Paul Meyer
Lester Senechal
Fritz Steinhardt

Phyllis Strauss
Hing Tong

Edgar Raymond Lorch (July 22, 1907 – March 5, 1990) was a Swiss American mathematician. Described by The New York Times as "a leader in the development of modern mathematics theory",[1] he was a professor of mathematics at Columbia University

Born in Switzerland, Lorch emigrated with his family to the United States in 1917 and became a citizen in 1932. He joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1935 and retired in 1976, although he continued to write and lecture as professor emeritus. For his reminiscences of Szeged, Edgar R. Lorch posthumously received in 1994 the Lester R. Ford Award, with Reuben Hersh as editor.[2]


  1. ^ "Edgar R. Lorch, 82, A Leader in Building Mathematics Theory". Mar 7, 1990 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ Lorch, Edgar, R. (1993). Hersh, Rubem (ed.). "Szeged in 1934". Amer. Math. Monthly. 100 (3): 219–230. doi:10.2307/2324453. JSTOR 2324453.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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