Thomas W. Hawkins Jr.
Thomas William Hawkins Jr.|
January 10, 1938
Flushing, New York, U.S.
|Fields||History of mathematics|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Doctoral advisor||Robert Creighton Buck|
Chauvenet Prize (1997) |
Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Prize (2001)
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", published in the Mathematical Intelligencer in 1994. In fall 2012 Hawkins was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
- Tom Hawkins on the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- List of Chauvenet Prize recipients, Mathematical Association of America.
- 2001 Whiteman Prize (PDF).
- Hawkins, Thomas W. (1994). "The birth of Lie's theory of groups". Mathematical Intelligencer. Springer. 16 (2): 6–17. doi:10.1007/BF03024278. Retrieved 13 August 2016.