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date: 13 December 2019

Bochner, Salomonlocked

(20 August 1899–02 May 1982)
  • Joseph D. Zund


Bochner, Salomon (20 August 1899–02 May 1982), mathematician, was born in Podgorze, Austria-Hungary, the son of Joseph Bochner, a businessman, and Rude Haber. In 1914 the family moved to Berlin, where Bochner obtained his Gymnasium education. In 1918 he entered the University of Berlin, from which he received a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1921, with the dissertation “Orthogonale Systeme analytischer und harmonischer Funktionen,” directed by E. Schmidt. In order to help his family survive the postwar economic difficulties, he worked for several years in the import-export business. He successfully pursued this occupation until being awarded an International Education Board Fellowship, then spent 1924 to 1926 studying successively in Copenhagen (with H. Bohr), Oxford (with G. H. Hardy), and Cambridge (with J. E. Littlewood). From 1927 to 1933 he was a docent at the University of Munich....

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