Taussky-Todd, Olga (Mathematician)
- Existence: 1906 - 1995
Background: Caltech Professor of Mathematics, 1971-1977; Research Associate in Mathematics, 1957-1971.
Description: Olga Taussky-Todd was a leading expert on algebraic number theory and matrix theory.
Collection Notes: Autobiography, 1979. This 47-page personal memoir was written by Olga Taussky-odd at the request of the Oral History Project of the Caltech Archives. In Todd's own words it gives "The truth, nothing but the truth, but not all the truth." It covers her life and work.
Photo of Olga Taussky-Todd (PhotoNet).
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Includes several obituaries and a "Remark" by Prof. Peter Roquette (Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany, May 2009) correcting some statements written in Olga's autobiography on the mathematical life of Philip Furtwaengler.
Olga Taussky-Todd was invited to do an oral history with the Caltech archives, but she preferred to write a short personal memoir instead. She was assisted in this project by Mary Terrall. See also the oral history of her husband, John Todd, as well as her profile.