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Murray S Klamkin

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Nationality  United States
Fields  Mathematics
Died  August 6, 2004
Role  Mathematician
Name  Murray Klamkin

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Born  March 5, 1921 (1921-03-05)
Institutions  SUNY Buffalo University of Waterloo University of Alberta
Alma mater  Polytechnic University of New York
Education  Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Cooper Union
Awards  David Hilbert Award, 1992-1996

Murray Seymour Klamkin (March 5, 1921 – August 6, 2004) was an American mathematician, known as prolific proposer and editor of professionally challenging mathematical problems.

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Life

Klamkin was born on March 5, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from the Cooper Union in 1942 and, after four years of service in the United States Army, earned a master's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1947, where he taught from 1948 until 1957.

After this, Klamkin worked at AVCO, taught at SUNY Buffalo (1962–1964), and served as the principal research scientist at Ford Motor Company (1965–1976). During this period, he was also a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota. After leaving Ford, he became a professor at the University of Waterloo. From 1976 to 1981 Klamkin was the chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Alberta.

After 1981 he became an emeritus professor at Alberta. Klamkin died August 6, 2004.

Mathematical problems

Klamkin was known worldwide as a prolific proposer and editor of professionally challenging mathematical problems. He served as problem editor for SIAM Review, the American Mathematical Monthly, and many other journals. He was also known for his work in high-level mathematics competitions, such as the USA Mathematical Olympiad, the International Mathematical Olympiad, and the Putnam Competition. In 1988 the Mathematical Association of America gave him its Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, its highest service award. In 1992, the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions awarded Klamkin the David Hilbert Award for his contributions to mathematics competitions.

References

Murray S. Klamkin Wikipedia


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