Papers include professional correspondence, 1948-67, primarily
with Hilda van Mises (formerly Hilda Geiringer) and Zeev Nehari; lecture notes from his
teaching at M.I.T., ca. 1940; articles, reports, and reprints; annotated drafts; and
other miscellaneous items.
Mathematician and pioneer in theories concerning the functions of complex variables.
Born in Poland, Bergman studied in Vienna and Berlin and received his Ph.D. in 1922. He
taught at the University of Berlin and at the Universities of Tomsk and Tiflis in the
Soviet Union. In 1939 he moved to the United States and taught at Brown, M.I.T., and
Harvard. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1952 where he taught until his retirement in
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