The Gerhard P. Hochschild papers (1941-2004) consist primarily of Hochschild's correspondence with mathematicians and notes
from courses taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Also included are corrected reprints of his published manuscripts
and articles and manuscript notes relating to his publication
Introduction to Affine Algebraic Groups.
Gerhard P. Hochschild was born in Berlin Germany on April 29, 1915. Soon after Hitler came to power in 1933, Hochschild was
sent to South Africa from Germany where he continuted his education. Hochschild enrolled in the University of Capetown where
he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1936 and a Master of Science degree in mathematics in 1937. In 1938 Hochschild
was admitted to the Princeton University Ph.D. program where he completed his doctoral degree in 1941. He accepted a faculty
position at the University of Illinois in 1948. Hochschild accepted a position at the University of California, Berkeley in
1955-1956 as a visiting professor and was then offered a full professorship in the mathematics department at the University
of California, Berkeley in 1958.
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