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Eilenberg, Samuel

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role Collector
dates 1913-1998
city New York City
other citiesWarsaw, Poland; London, United Kingdom;
sex M
historical notes Samuel Eilenberg, born in 1913 in Warsaw, he was a member of Columbia University’s faculty in the Mathematics Department for almost fifty years. After receiving a degree from the University of Warsaw in 1934 and his doctorate in 1936 from the Universitas Joseph Pilsudski Varsovienis, Eilenberg went to England before immigrating to the United States in 1939.

In 1947, Eilenberg, after appointments at other universities, accepted an appointment in the Mathematics Department at Columbia University and served as its chairman from 1960-1963 and 1982-1983. In addition to his work at Columbia, Eilenberg was a collector of Indian and East Asian Art. After becoming Professor Emeritus in 1982, he went on to receive several honorary degrees and continued to teach in the United States as well as India.
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Columbia University Libraries
Butler Library, 6th Fl. East,
Samuel Eilenberg Papers, 1902-1996 see details...