Albert Nijenhuis

Albert Nijenhuis (November 21, 1926 – February 13, 2015) was a Dutch-American mathematician who specialized in differential geometry and the theory of deformations in algebra and geometry, and later worked in combinatorics.

His high school studies at the gymnasium in Arnhem were interrupted by the evacuation of Arnhem by the Nazis after the failure of Operation Market Garden by the Allies. He continued his high school mathematical studies by himself on his grandparents’ farm, and then took state exams in 1945.

His university studies were carried out at the University of Amsterdam, where he received the degree of Candidaat (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) in 1947, and a Doctorandus (equivalent to a Masters in Science) in 1950, cum laude. He was a Medewerker (associate) at the Mathematisch Centrum (now the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam 1951–1952. He obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1952, cum laude (Theory of the geometric object). His thesis advisor was Jan Arnoldus Schouten.

He came to the United States in 1952 as a Fulbright fellow (1952–1953) at Princeton University. He then studied at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton 1953–1955, after which he spent a year as an Instructor in mathematics at the University of Chicago. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, first as an Assistant Professor and then a Professor of Mathematics, departing in 1963 for the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Professor of Mathematics until his retirement in 1987. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1963–1964, and a visiting professor at the University of Geneva in 1967–1968, and at Dartmouth College in 1977–1978. following his retirement, he was a Professor Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington.

In 1958 he was an invited speaker at the International Mathematical Congress in Edinburgh. He was a J.S. Guggenheim Fellow in 1961–1962, again studying at the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1966 he became a correspondent member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Nijenhuis, Albert.
Published 1975
...Nijenhuis, Albert. Combinatorial algorithms....
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by Nijenhuis, Albert.
Published 1983
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)575946)
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by Nijenhuis, Albert.
Published 1964
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by Nijenhuis, Albert.
Published 1978
...Nijenhuis, Albert. Combinatorial algorithms for computers and calculators. 2d ed....
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by Nijenhuis, Albert.
Published 1978
...Nijenhuis, Albert. Combinatorial algorithms for computers and calculators. 2d ed....
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by Wilf, Herbert S., 1931-2012.
Published 1989
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by Wilf, Herbert S., 1931-
Published 1989
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by Wilf, Herbert S., 1931-2012.
Published 1989
Other Authors: '; ...Nijenhuis, Albert....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)7515168)
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by Frölicher, Alfred.
Published 1959
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