Creating the Royal Society's Sylvester Medal

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Cantor, G.;
(2004)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Subject:
    acm: GeneralLiterature_MISCELLANEOUS | ComputingMethodologies_SYMBOLICANDALGEBRAICMANIPULATION

Following the death of James Joseph Sylvester in 1897, contributions were collected in order to mark his life and work by a suitable memorial. This initiative resulted in the Sylvester Medal, which is awarded triennially by the Royal Society for the encouragement of res... View more
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    1897)', Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London (1997), 51, 247-61; Lewis S. Feuer, 'America's first

    Jewish professor: James Joseph Sylvester at the University of Virginia', American Jewish Archives (1984), 36,

    152-201. 22 O[swald] J[ohn] S[imon], 'Death of Professor Sylvester', JC, 19 March 1897, 12; editorial on 19. 23 Athenaeum, 20 March 1897, 382-3; The Times, 16 March 1897, 9 and 20 March 1897, 12.

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