Richard Friederich Arens

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Richard Arens
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Richard Friederich Arens (24 April 1919 – 3 May 2000) was an American mathematician. He was born in Iserlohn, Germany but emigrated to the United States in 1925.

Arens received his Ph.D. in 1945 from Harvard University.[1] He was several times was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study (1945–46, 1946–47, and 1953–54).[2] He was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3]

He worked in functional analysis, and was a professor at UCLA for more than 40 years. He served on the editorial board of the Pacific Journal of Mathematics for 14 years 1965–1979. There are three topological spaces named for Arens in the book Counterexamples in Topology, including Arens–Fort space.

Arens died in Los Angeles.

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  1. ^ Richard Friederich Arens at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Institute for Advanced Study: A Community of Scholars
  3. ^ Arens, Richard F. "Operations induced in conjugate spaces." In Proc. Internat. Congr. of Math.(Cambridge, Mass., 1950), vol. 1, pp. 532–533. 1950.

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