Person: Zaanen, Adriaan Cornelis
Adriaan Cornelis Zaanen was a Dutch mathematician who worked mainly in analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- His parents were Pieter Zaanen and Ariaantje de Bruin.
- Aad Zaanen was brought up in Rotterdam where he attended the secondary school (hogere burgerschool).
- After completing a first degree in Mathematics and Physics in 1935, Zaanen continued his studies at Leiden undertaking research with Johannes Droste as his advisor.
- After completing his doctoral studies, Zaanen became a secondary school teacher in Rotterdam, teaching mathematics.
- After three years in Indonesia, Zaanen returned to the Netherlands where he was appointed as Professor of Analysis in the Technical University of Delft in 1950.
- On the other hand it reflects Zaanen's mathematical career over more than forty years.
- During this period Zaanen made essential contributions to several parts of mathematics, mainly in functional analysis, integration theory and Riesz space theory.
- Through these four decades Zaanen established his own school of thought with its centre of gravity in Leiden and with its representatives abroad.
- When he retired Zaanen gave the address Looking back: farewell lecture at the University of Leiden on 3 December 1982.
- An important contribution by Zaanen was the texts that he published.
- In 1967 Zaanen published a completely revised and extended edition of An introduction to the theory of integration under the title Integration.
- In 1989 Zaanen published Continuity, integration and Fourier theory.
Born 14 June 1913, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Died 1 April 2003, Wassenaar, The Netherlands.
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