Max Mason

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Max Mason
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Max Mason
Born October 26, 1877
Madison, Wisconsin
Died March 23, 1961 (1961-03-24) (aged 83)
Claremont, California
Nationality United States
Fields mathematics
Institutions University of Chicago
Rockefeller Foundation
Known for differential equations
calculus of variations
Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden receives his doctor's diploma as an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago from the university's president, Professor Max Mason, 1926

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).[1]

Mason's mathematical research interests included differential equations, the calculus of variations, and electromagnetic theory.[2]



On May 2, 1945 he appeared on Edgar Bergen's radio show to chat about the new observatory and trade jokes with Charlie McCarthy.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Max Mason". Physics Today. 14 (5): 78. May 1961. doi:10.1063/1.3057580. 
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  3. ^ "Radio This Week", The Kansas City Star, April 25, 1948, p. 109. (subscription needed), accessed 2014-04-20.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Ernest DeWitt Burton
President of the University of Chicago
Succeeded by
Robert Maynard Hutchins