Thomas W. Hawkins Jr.

Tom Hawkins
Born Thomas William Hawkins Jr.
(1938-01-10)January 10, 1938
Flushing, New York, U.S.
Nationality United States
Fields History of mathematics
Institutions Boston University
Alma mater University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctoral advisor Robert Creighton Buck [1]
Notable awards Chauvenet Prize (1997) [2]
Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize (2001) [3]

Thomas W. Hawkins Jr. (born 10 January 1938 in Flushing, New York) is an American historian of mathematics.


Thomas Hawkins defended his Ph.D. thesis on "The Origins and Early Development of Lebesgue's Theory of Integration" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968 under Robert Creighton Buck. Since 1972 he has been based at Boston University. Hawkins was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1974 at Vancouver and in 1986 at Berkeley.

In 1997 Hawkins was awarded the Chauvenet Prize for his article "The birth of Lie's theory of groups",[4] published in the Mathematical Intelligencer in 1994.[2] In fall 2012 Hawkins was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.


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