Leonard Carlitz

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Leonard Carlitz
Born (1907-12-26)December 26, 1907
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died September 17, 1999(1999-09-17) (aged 91)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residence U.S.
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Duke University
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Howard Mitchell
Doctoral students Waleed Al-Salam
David Roselle (among 44)
Known for Combinatorics
Number theory
Polynomial rings
prolific publication

Leonard Carlitz (December 26, 1907 – September 17, 1999) was an American mathematician. Carlitz supervised 44 doctorates at Duke University and published over 770 papers.

Chronology[edit]

  • 1907 Born Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1927 BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1930 PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1930 under Howard Mitchell, who had studied under Oswald Veblen at Princeton
  • 1930–31 at Caltech with E. T. Bell
  • 1931 married Clara Skaler
  • 1931–32 at Cambridge with G. H. Hardy
  • 1932 Joined the faculty of Duke University where he served for 45 years
  • 1938 to 1973 Editorial Board Duke Mathematics Journal (Managing Editor from 1945.)
  • 1939 Birth of son Michael
  • 1940 Supervision of his first doctoral student E. F. Canaday, awarded 1940
  • 1945 Birth of son Robert
  • 1964 First James B. Duke Professor in Mathematics
  • 1977 Supervised his 44th and last doctoral student, Jo Ann Lutz, awarded 1977
  • 1977 Retired
  • 1990 Death of wife Clara, after 59 years of marriage
  • 1999 September 17 Died in Pittsburgh, PA

Mathematical work[edit]

Publication[edit]

Leonard Carlitz published about 771 technical papers comprising approximately 7,000 pages. The effort to edit his collected works, undertaken originally by Professor John Brillhart, is ongoing.[1][2]

References[edit]

^ Joel V. Brawley, John Brillhart and Henry W. Gould, "Recollections of Leonard Carlitz", Acta Arithmetica, Vol. 152(2012), No. 4, 361–372. ^ Joel V. Brawley, John Brillhart, and Henry W. Gould (editors), "The publications of Leonard Carlitz", Acta Arithmetica. Vol. 152(2012), No. 4, 373–405. Annotated Catalogue of Carlitz's 773 publications.

  1. ^ Joel V. Brawley, Brillhart and Henry E. Gould, "Recollections of Leonard Carlitz", Acta Arithmetica, Vol. 152(2012), No. 4, 361–372.
  2. ^ Joel V. Brawley, John Brillhart, and Henry W. Gould (editors), "The publications of Leonard Carlitz", Acta Arithmetica. Vol. 152(2012), No. 4, 373–405. Annotated Catalogue of Carlitz's 773 publications.

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