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Norman Levinson papers

Identifier: MC-0027

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Norman Levinson include notes and calculations on analytic number theory, zeta functions, prime number theory, Wiener's theorem, and linear differential equations. Also includes correspondence with colleagues at MIT and elsewhere; memoranda concerning the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mathematics; and biographical and memorial material on Levinson written at the time of his death.


  • Creation: 1935 - 1976


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This collection is open. One folder is restricted for 75 years in accordance with MIT policy on personnel records.

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Norman Levinson, 1912-1975, SB 1933 and SM 1934 in electrical engineering, and ScD 1935 in mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became an instructor in mathematics at MIT in 1937; assistant professor in 1939; associate professor in 1944; professor in 1949; and Institute Professor in 1973. He was head of the Department of Mathematics, 1968-1971. His research focused on differential equations, analytic number theory and other branches of analysis.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 record carton, 1 manuscript box)

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Guide to the Papers of Norman Levinson
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Deborah A. Cozort
Copyright 1978
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