Person: Schatten, Robert
Robert Schatten was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to functional analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- To his former students, Schatten will be remembered as a dedicated teacher who was genuinely concerned with the intellectual development of his students.
- Who could forget what a sequence was after hearing Schatten describe a long corridor, stretching as far as the eye could see, with hooks regularly spaced on the wall and numbered 1, 2, 3, ...?
- Schatten had some eccentricities which endeared him to his friends.
- Schatten's principal mathematical achievement was that of initiating the study of tensor products of Banach spaces.
- In this subject, the Schatten Classes perpetuate his name.
Born 28 January 1911, Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine). Died 26 August 1977, New York, USA.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive