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Document Details


Title: Albert W. Tucker
Local code: OH 129
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Tucker, a professor of mathematics at Princeton University from the 1930s until the 1970s, describes mathematics in Princeton in the late 1930s and during the years of the second world war. Topics include: personnel and personnel changes at the Princeton University Mathematics Department and the Institute for Advanced Study School of Mathematics; Solomon Lefschetz as the leader of the mathematical research program in the university; the later careers of James Alexander and Oswald Veblen; active mathematical research areas in Princeton; the move of the Institute for Advanced Study to Fuld Hall in 1939; the impact of the physical separation of the Institute and the University mathematics programs; teaching of mathematics to military personnel during the war; and mathematical contributions to the Fire Control Project located in Princeton during the war and to war-time calculation. Tucker also recounts his own career during this period, including his research, his war-time teaching of mathematics and use of the slide rule, and his suggestions for improvements in calculating aids for the military.
Extent: 28 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=54
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tucker, Albert W.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Professor
Document location: Princeton, NJ
Document date: 08-May-1986
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Organizations discussed: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Locations discussed: New Jersey; North America; Princeton, NJ; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; Mathematics; Mathematics--Research; Mathematics--Study and teaching; New Jersey; North America; Oral history; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Princeton, NJ; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024061-25606