Wikisage, the free encyclopedia of the second generation, wishes you merry holidays and a happy new year!

Angus Ellis Taylor

From Wikisage
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:Hatnote Template:Infobox scientist

Angus Ellis Taylor (October 13, 1911 – April 6, 1999) was a mathematician and professor at various universities in the University of California system. He earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard summa cum laude in 1933 and his PhD at Caltech in 1936 under Aristotle Michal with a dissertation on analytic functions. By 1944 he had risen to full professor at UCLA, whose mathematics department he later chaired (1958–1964). Taylor was also an astute administrator and eventually rose through the UC system to become provost and then chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. He authored a number of mathematical texts, one of which, Advanced Calculus (1955, Ginn and Co.), became a standard for a generation of mathematics students.[1]

Books

In the Media

Taylor is a major figure in Never Split Tens!, a novel based on the life of pioneering blackjack probability theorist Edward O. Thorp, by gambling writer Les Golden published in 2017 by Springer. Taylor was Thorp’s Ph.D advisor at UCLA.

References

External links

Template:UCSantaCruz chancellorsTemplate:US-mathematician-stub