Calvin C. Moore

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Calvin C. Moore
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Calvin Moore, Berkeley 1974
Born(1936-11-02)November 2, 1936
Alma mater Harvard University
Scientific career
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisor George Mackey
Doctoral students Roger Howe
Truman Bewley
Bruce Blackadar  [ de ]
Michael Erceg

Calvin C. Moore (born November 2, 1936 in New York City) [1] is an American mathematician who works in the theory of operator algebras and topological groups.


Moore graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in 1958 and with a Ph.D. in 1960 under the supervision of George Mackey (Extensions and cohomology theory of locally compact groups). [2] In 1961 he became assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley and professor in 1966. From 1977 to 1980, he was director of the Center for Pure and Applied mathematics.

With Shiing-Shen Chern and Isadore Singer, he co-founded Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in 1982. From 1964 to 1965 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 1965 to 1967 he was a Sloan Fellow. From 1971 to 1979 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Mathematical Society, whose fellow he is. [3] Since 1977, he is co-editor of the Pacific Journal of Mathematics . From 1978 to 1979 he was a Miller research professor at Berkeley.

He has written on a history of mathematics at Berkeley. [4] [5]

His students include Roger Howe, Truman Bewley and Bruce Blackadar  [ de ].


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  1. American Men and Women of Science , Thomson Gale 2004
  2. Calvin C. Moore at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-12-05.
  4. Mathematics at Berkeley. A History, A. K. Peters 2007
  5. Kirby, Rob (November 2008). "Review: Mathematics at Berkeley: A History by Calvin C. Moore" (PDF). Notices of the AMS: 1237–1240.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)