The Anthony P. Morse papers including correspondence, notes, writings, and publications.
Anthony P. Morse (1911-1984) was a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving his
PhD from Brown University in 1937, he spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey where his
work focused on abstract analysis and measure theory. On the invitation of G.C. Evans, Morse moved to Berkeley in 1939 and
taught at the university, on and off, until his retirement in 1972. During World War II (1943-1945) he joined the staff of
the Ballistic Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. At the Laboratory, he formed part of a group
of mathematicians charged with the analysis of exterior ballistic problems that arose from military requirements, as well
as theoretical investigations for anticipated needs. At Berkeley, Morse was a popular professor and concentrated on creating
a unified theory of logic and sets. He published two editions of his book A Theory of Sets in 1965 and, posthumously, 1986.
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