Prof. G. D. Birkhoff


THE many friends of Prof. G. D. Birkhoff on the eastern side of the Atlantic are deeply grieved to hear of his death on November 12. For a whole generation he had been a commanding figure among mathematicians and a link between American men of science and their colleagues in both western and eastern Europe.

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