# Richard Friederich Arens

Richard Friederich Arens | |
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Born | 24 April 1919 Iserlohn, Germany |

Died | 3 May 2000 Los Angeles, United States |

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | Harvard University University of California, Los Angeles |

Awards | Putnam Fellow (1941)^{[2]} |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of California, Los Angeles |

**Richard Friederich Arens** (24 April 1919 – 3 May 2000) was an American mathematician. He was born in Iserlohn, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1925.

Arens received his Ph.D. in 1945 from Harvard University.^{[3]} He was several times was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study (1945–46, 1946–47, and 1953–54).^{[4]} He was an Invited Speaker at the ICM in 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.^{[5]}

Arens worked in functional analysis, and was a professor at UCLA for more than 40 years. He served on the editorial board of the *Pacific Journal of Mathematics* for 14 years 1965–1979. There are three topological spaces named for Arens in the book *Counterexamples in Topology*, including Arens–Fort space.

Arens died in Los Angeles, California.

## See also

[edit]## References

[edit]**^**A different person connected to the Richard Draper Pioneer Fund was mentioned in McWhorter, D.,*Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama - the climactic battle of the Civil Rights Revolution*. Simon and Schuster (2001). p. 165.**^**"Putnam Competition Individual and Team Winners". Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved December 10, 2021.**^**Richard Friederich Arens at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Institute for Advanced Study: A Community of Scholars Archived 2013-01-06 at the Wayback Machine**^**Arens, Richard F. "Operations induced in conjugate spaces." In Proc. Internat. Congr. of Math.(Cambridge, Mass., 1950), vol. 1, pp. 532–533. 1950.

## External links

[edit]- Richard Friederich Arens at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Obituary (PDF) from the
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics*

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