Francis Joseph Murray

Francis Joseph Murray (February 3, 1911 – March 15, 1996) was a mathematician, known for his foundational work (with John von Neumann) on functional analysis, and what subsequently became known as von Neumann algebras. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1936. He taught at Duke University.

Francis Joseph Murray
Born(1911-02-03)February 3, 1911
DiedMarch 15, 1996(1996-03-15) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materColumbia University
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsColumbia University
Duke University
Doctoral advisorBernard Koopman
Doctoral studentsRobert Schatten
Ernst G. Straus

In 1967 he was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the U. S. Army.


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