Edward Burr Van Vleck
(7 Jun 1863 - 3 Jun 1943)
mathematician who was a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1905-1929). He built a notable collection of Japanese art, especially woodblock prints.
Science Quotes by Edward Burr Van Vleck (1 quote)
This new integral of Lebesgue is proving itself a wonderful tool. I might compare it with a modern Krupp gun, so easily does it penetrate barriers which were impregnable.
— Edward Burr Van Vleck
In 'Current Tendencies of Mathematical Research', Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society (Oct 1916), 23, 7. Previously given as an address read at the Quarter Centennial of the University of Chicago, before a conference of the mathematical, physical and astronomical departments.