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Robert Schatten (born January 28, 1911 in Lemberg , Austria-Hungary , today Ukraine , † August 26, 1977 in New York City ) was a Polish - American mathematician .

Robert Schatten graduated from Lwów University in 1933 with a master's degree. After emigrating to the United States, he enrolled at Columbia University and passed the master's examination in 1939. Under the guidance of Francis J. Murray , he continued his research until he received his doctorate in 1942. Shortly after being appointed junior professor, he joined the US Army , where he suffered a back injury during his training that he suffered from throughout his life.

In the academic year 1943–1944 he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Vermont and then spent two years at the National Research Council , in which he worked with John von Neumann and Nelson Dunford . In 1946 Robert shadow began work at the University of Kansas , first as an associate professor until 1952, then as a professor until 1961, interrupted only by stays at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (1950 and 1952-1953). 1960–1961 he spent a year at the University of Southern California , 1961–1962 he taught at the State University of New York in Stony Brook . In 1962 he became a professor at Hunter College in New York, where he remained until his death.

Robert Schatten was a Jew ; his entire family was murdered during the war .

Schatten's main mathematical work was the investigation of the tensor products of Banach spaces . The shadow classes , certain operator algebras, bear his name.


  • A Theory of Cross-Spaces. Annals of Mathematics Studies, ISBN 0-691-08396-7 .
  • Norm Ideals of Completely Continuous Operators. Results of mathematics and its border areas, 2nd part, ISBN 3-540-04806-5 .

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