Consists of correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and notes relating to Lewy's career as a mathematician in Germany
and the United States. Also included are biographical materials and photographs. This collection includes very few materials
relating to the Loyalty Oath controversy at UC Berkeley.
Hans Lewy was born on October 20, 1904 in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland). He received his Ph.D. in mathematics in
1926 from the University of Göttingen, where, along with Richard Courant, he pursued the study of elliptic and hyperbolic
problems as Privatdozent (lecturer) until 1929. From 1929-1930 he studied in Rome under the sponsorship of the Rockefeller
Foundation, and with the help of the distinguished French mathematician Jacques Hadamard he continued his fellowship in Paris
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 2.55 linear feet
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