Sunday, May 20, 2007


I discovered a nice article on the history of Mathematics at Rutgers. Enjoy! CS makes a cameo. I like the first para, here it is, quoted:

Mathematics was present from the very beginning at Rutgers. To illustrate this point, consider the following items. The first math major (De Witt) helped win the Revolutionary War with his surveying. The first professor at Rutgers was a mathematician (Adrain), and his salary was endowed with a 2-year lottery. The most famous mathematician ever associated with Rutgers was an undergraduate (George Hill). The Land Grant status of Rutgers was due to a mathematician (Murray) and George Cook (of Cook College). Finally, numerous buildings and roads at Rutgers bear the names of people who have taught mathematics here: Freylinghuysen, Taylor, Murray, Van Dyck, Titsworth and Morris.


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