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Carl Benjamin Boyer
BornNovember 3, 1906(1906-11-03)
DiedApril 26, 1976 (aged 69)
New York, New York, USA
NationalityUnited States
OccupationHistorian of mathematics

Carl Benjamin Boyer (November 3, 1906 – April 26, 1976) was an historian of sciences, and especially mathematics. David Foster Wallace called him the "Gibbon of math history".[1]He wrote the books History of Analytic Geometry, The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development, A History of Mathematics, and The Rainbow: From Myth to Mathematics. He served as book-review editor of Scripta Mathematica.[2]

Boyer was valedictorian of his high school class. He received an A.B. from Columbia College in 1928 and an M.A. in 1929.

He married the former Marjorie Duncan Nice.

He was a 1954 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in History of Science & Technology.[3]

He died of a heart attack in New York.

In 1978, Boyer's widow established the Carl B. Boyer Memorial Prize, to be awarded annually to a Columbia University undergraduate for the best essay on a scientific or mathematical topic.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ David Foster Wallace. "An excerpt from Everything and More". http://www.conjunctions.com/webcon/wallace.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Scripta Mathematica". http://books.google.com/books?id=zeQSAAAAIAAJ&q=%22Carl+B.+Boyer%22&dq=%22Carl+B.+Boyer%22&pgis=1. Retrieved 2007-10-21. 
  3. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1954 Fellows". http://www.gf.org/fellows/results?query=&lower_bound=1954&upper_bound=1954&competition=ALL&fellowship_category=ALL&x=21&y=12. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Columbia College Bulletin:Prizes and Fellowships". http://www.college.columbia.edu/bulletin/prizes.php. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 

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