Maxwell Rosenlicht | |
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Born | |

Died | January 22, 1999 | (aged 74)

Nationality | United States |

Alma mater | Harvard University |

Awards | Cole Prize (1960) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of California, Berkeley Northwestern University |

Doctoral advisor | Oscar Zariski |

Doctoral students | Michael F. Singer Robert Henry Risch |

**Maxwell Alexander Rosenlicht** (April 15, 1924 – January 22, 1999) was an American mathematician known for works in algebraic geometry, algebraic groups, and differential algebra.

Rosenlicht went to school in Brooklyn (Erasmus High School) and studied at Columbia University (B.A. 1947) and at Harvard University, where he studied under Zariski and was awarded in his doctorate on an Algebraic Curve Equivalence Concepts in 1950. In 1952, he went to Northwestern University. From 1958 until his retirement in 1991, he was a professor at Berkeley. He was also a visiting professor in Mexico City, IHÉS, Rome, Leiden, and Harvard University.

In 1960, he shared the Cole Prize in algebra with Serge Lang for his work on generalized Jacobian varieties.^{[1]}^{[2]} He also studied the algorithmic algebraic theory of integration.

Rosenlicht was a Fulbright Fellow and 1954 Guggenheim Fellow.

He died of neurological disease on a trip to Hawaii. Rosenlicht married in 1954 and had four children.

## Publications

- Rosenlicht, Maxwell (1968). "Liouville's Theorem on Functions with Elementary integral".
*Pacific Journal of Mathematics*.**24**(1): 153–161. doi:10.2140/pjm.1968.24.153. *Introduction to Analysis*. Glenview: Scott, Foresman. 1968. ISBN 9780486650388.- Rosenlicht, Maxwell (1972). "Integration in Finite Terms".
*American Mathematical Monthly*.**79**(9): 963–972. doi:10.2307/2318066. JSTOR 2318066.

## References

- The article was initially created as a translation (by Google) of the corresponding article in German Wikipedia.

**^**"Generalized Jacobian varieties".*Annals of Mathematics*.**59**: 505–530. 1954. doi:10.2307/1969715.**^**Rosenlicht, Maxwell (1957). "A universal mapping property of generalized Jacobians".*Annals of Mathematics*.**66**(1): 80–88. doi:10.2307/1970118. JSTOR 1970118.

## External links

- Maxwell Rosenlicht at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Obituary, Berkeley
- Rosenlicht at University of California, Berkeley

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