10. Maxime Bôcher
Ph.D. University of Göttingen, Germany, 1891
Bôcher was interested in all aspects of the theory of ordinary linear differential equations. He was a founder and editor-in-chief of the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. The first award created by the AMS was the Bôcher Memorial Prize, which was established in 1923 and endowed by contributions from members of the Society. The US\$5,000 prize, awarded every three years, honors outstanding recent work in analysis. Bôcher was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
- MR Author Profile
- A Semicentennial History of the American Mathematical Society, 1888--1938, by Raymond Clare Archibald (AMS, 1938), which contains CV, honors, bibliography, biographical notes and sources.
- The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
- Mathematics Genealogy Project
- A Century of Mathematics in America, Part II, Edited by Peter Duren with the assistance of Richard A. Askey and Uta C. Merzbach (American Mathematical Society, 1989), "The Scientific Work of Maxime Bôcher [Reprint]," by G.D. Birkhoff, p59.