Carl Benjamin Boyer
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|Carl Benjamin Boyer|
|Born||November 3, 1906|
|Died||April 26, 1976 (aged 69)|
New York, New York, USA
|Occupation||Historian 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".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.
He married the former Marjorie Duncan Nice.
- ^ David Foster Wallace. "An excerpt from Everything and More". http://www.conjunctions.com/webcon/wallace.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- ^ "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.
- ^ "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.
- ^ "Columbia College Bulletin:Prizes and Fellowships". http://www.college.columbia.edu/bulletin/prizes.php. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- Boyer, Carl B. (August 30–September 6, 1950). Lecture: "The Foremost Textbook of Modern Times." International Congress of Mathematicians, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.