Edgar Lorch

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Edgar Lorch
Born (1907-07-22)July 22, 1907
Nyon, Switzerland
Died March 5, 1990(1990-03-05) (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York, USA
Nationality Swiss American
Alma mater Columbia University
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Columbia University
Thesis Elementary Transformations (1933)
Doctoral advisor Joseph Ritt
Doctoral students Leonard Gillman
Alan Hoffman
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. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/07/obituaries/edgar-r-lorch-82-a-leader-in-building-mathematics-theory.html
  2. ^ Lorch, Edgar, R. (1993). Hersh, Rubem, ed. "Szeged in 1934". Amer. Math. Monthly. 100 (3): 219–230. doi:10.2307/2324453. JSTOR 2324453. 

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