Professional and personal
correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts, photographs, technical reports and publications, ca.
1910 to 1980.
Mathematician. Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University and chairman of the
department from 1938 to 1958. He retired in 1960 as an emeriti professor. An authority on
complex mathematical analysis, orthogonal polynomials and applied mathematics, Szego was
born in Kunhegyes, Hungary and received his doctoral degree from the University of Vienna in
1918. He taught in Budapest, Berlin and Koenigsberg before coming to the United States in
1934. He taught for four years at the Washington University in St. Louis before joining the
faculty at Stanford. His book with Stanford professor George Polya, AUFGABEN UND LEHAETZE
AUS DER ANALYSIS (Problems and Theorems in Analysis), first published in Berlin in 1924, is
considered a classic in the field.
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