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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:

Olga Taussky-Todd

 File — Box Z36: Series II
Identifier: Z36
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 19th century to present

Olga Taussky-Todd Oral History Interview (Autobiography), 1979-01-01 - 1979-05-01

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1979-01-01 - 1979-05-01

Olga Taussky-Todd Photographs

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00951

Portrait of Olga Taussky-Todd by Clara Ewald

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2007-00160

Slide rule

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2007-00161

John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd Papers

Identifier: 10128-MS
Abstract The scientific and personal correspondence, teaching notes, writings and talks, biographical papers, and a small collection of audiovisual material form the collection known as the Papers of John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Both mathematicians, John Todd and Olga Taussky-Todd arrived at Caltech in 1957, respectively as a professor and a research associate. Olga Taussky-Todd was the first woman to receive a formal Caltech...
Dates: 1920-2007, bulk 1950-1995

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Mathematics 7
Manuscript Collection 5
Women 2
Algebra 1
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