Albert Nijenhuis (November 21, 1926 – February 13, 2015) was a Dutch-American mathematician who specialized in differential geometry and the theory of deformations in algebra and geometry, and later worked in combinatorics. His high school studies at the gymnasium in Arnhem were interrupted by the evacuation of Arnhem by the Nazis after the failure of Operation Market Garden by the Allies. He continued his high school mathematical studies by himself on his grandparents’ farm, and then took state exams in 1945.

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  • Albert Nijenhuis (* 21. November 1926 in Eindhoven) ist ein niederländisch-US-amerikanischer Mathematiker. Nijenhuis wurde 1952 bei Jan Arnoldus Schouten an der Universität Amsterdam promoviert (Theory of the geometric object) und war danach 1952/53 an der Princeton University und 1953 bis 1955 am Institute for Advanced Study (und nochmals 1961/62, als er Guggenheim Fellow war). 1955/56 war er Instructor an der University of Chicago. 1956 wurde er Assistant Professor und später Professor an der University of Washington. 1963 wurde er Professor an der University of Pennsylvania, wo er 1987 emeritierte. Er war unter anderem Gastprofessor an der Universität Genf (1967/68), am Dartmouth College (1977/78) und 1964/64 Fulbright Lecturer an der Universität Amsterdam. Nijenhuis befasste sich mit Kombinatorik inklusive Algorithmen, globaler und lokaler Differentialgeometrie und Theorie der Deformationen in Algebra und Geometrie. Verschiedene Lie-algebraische Strukturen sind nach ihm benannt (Frölicher-Nijenhuis-Klammer, Nijenhuis-Richardson-Klammer, Schouten-Nijenhuis-Klammer). 1958 war er Invited Speaker auf dem Internationalen Mathematikerkongress in Edinburgh (Geometric aspects of formal differential operations on tensor fields). Er ist seit 1955 verheiratet und hat vier Kinder. Nijenhuis hat die US-amerikanische Staatsbürgerschaft. Er ist korrespondierendes Mitglied der Königlich Niederländischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Fellow der American Mathematical Society. (de)
  • Albert Nijenhuis is een Nederlands wiskundige aan de Universiteit van Washington en de Universiteit van Pennsylvania, die werkte op de gebieden van de combinatoriek en de differentiaalmeetkunde. Hij introduceerde de "Frolicher-Nijenhuis-bracket", de "Nijenhuis-Richardson-bracket", de Schouten-Nijenhuis-bracket en de Nijenhuis-tensor. Hij promoveerde in 1952 aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en is sinds 1988 geaffilieerde professor aan de Universiteit van Washington. Hij is verbonden aan de Universiteit van Pennsylvania (nl)
  • Albert Nijenhuis (November 21, 1926 – February 13, 2015) was a Dutch-American mathematician who specialized in differential geometry and the theory of deformations in algebra and geometry, and later worked in combinatorics. His high school studies at the gymnasium in Arnhem were interrupted by the evacuation of Arnhem by the Nazis after the failure of Operation Market Garden by the Allies. He continued his high school mathematical studies by himself on his grandparents’ farm, and then took state exams in 1945. His university studies were carried out at the University of Amsterdam, where he received the degree of Candidaat (equivalent to a Bachelor of Science) in 1947, and a Doctorandus (equivalent to a Masters in Science) in 1950, cum laude. He was a Medewerker (associate) at the Mathematisch Centrum (now the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) in Amsterdam 1951–1952. He obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1952, cum laude (Theory of the geometric object). His thesis advisor was Jan Arnoldus Schouten. He came to the United States in 1952 as a Fulbright fellow (1952–1953) at Princeton University. He then studied at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton 1953–1955, after which he spent a year as an Instructor in mathematics at the University of Chicago. He then moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, first as an Assistant Professor and then a Professor of Mathematics, departing in 1963 for the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Professor of Mathematics until his retirement in 1987. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Amsterdam in 1963–1964, and a visiting professor at the University of Geneva in 1967–1968, and at Dartmouth College in 1977–1978. following his retirement, he was a Professor Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington. In 1958 he was an invited speaker at the International Mathematical Congress in Edinburgh. He was a J.S. Guggenheim Fellow in 1961–1962, again studying at the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1966 he became a correspondent member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. (en)
  • Albert Nijenhuis (Eindhoven, 21 de novembro de 1926) é um matemático neerlandês. (pt)
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  • Albert Nijenhuis is een Nederlands wiskundige aan de Universiteit van Washington en de Universiteit van Pennsylvania, die werkte op de gebieden van de combinatoriek en de differentiaalmeetkunde. Hij introduceerde de "Frolicher-Nijenhuis-bracket", de "Nijenhuis-Richardson-bracket", de Schouten-Nijenhuis-bracket en de Nijenhuis-tensor. Hij promoveerde in 1952 aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en is sinds 1988 geaffilieerde professor aan de Universiteit van Washington. Hij is verbonden aan de Universiteit van Pennsylvania (nl)
  • Albert Nijenhuis (Eindhoven, 21 de novembro de 1926) é um matemático neerlandês. (pt)
  • Albert Nijenhuis (* 21. November 1926 in Eindhoven) ist ein niederländisch-US-amerikanischer Mathematiker. Nijenhuis wurde 1952 bei Jan Arnoldus Schouten an der Universität Amsterdam promoviert (Theory of the geometric object) und war danach 1952/53 an der Princeton University und 1953 bis 1955 am Institute for Advanced Study (und nochmals 1961/62, als er Guggenheim Fellow war). 1955/56 war er Instructor an der University of Chicago. 1956 wurde er Assistant Professor und später Professor an der University of Washington. 1963 wurde er Professor an der University of Pennsylvania, wo er 1987 emeritierte. Er war unter anderem Gastprofessor an der Universität Genf (1967/68), am Dartmouth College (1977/78) und 1964/64 Fulbright Lecturer an der Universität Amsterdam. (de)
  • Albert Nijenhuis (November 21, 1926 – February 13, 2015) was a Dutch-American mathematician who specialized in differential geometry and the theory of deformations in algebra and geometry, and later worked in combinatorics. His high school studies at the gymnasium in Arnhem were interrupted by the evacuation of Arnhem by the Nazis after the failure of Operation Market Garden by the Allies. He continued his high school mathematical studies by himself on his grandparents’ farm, and then took state exams in 1945. (en)
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