Ellis Kolchin

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Ellis Kolchin
Born (1916-04-18)April 18, 1916
New York City, USA
Died October 30, 1991(1991-10-30) (aged 75)
New York City, USA
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Columbia University
Alma mater Columbia University
Doctoral advisor Joseph Ritt
Doctoral students Azriel Rosenfeld
Irving Adler
Known for Lie–Kolchin theorem
Kolchin topology

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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  1. ^ Magid, Andy R. (2000). "Review: Selected works of Ellis Kolchin, by H. Bass, A. Buium, and P.J. Cassidy (eds.)" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 37 (3): 337–342. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-00-00862-4. 

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