Professional records include lecture notes, course material, manuscripts, research notes, writings; personal papers include
academic records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and publishing contracts created and maintained by Charles Loewner,
a world-renowned mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University from 1951-1968.
Professor Emeritus Charles Loewner was born on May 29, 1893, in the village of Lany, near Prague, which was at the time the
capital of Bohemia. Loewner received his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Prague University. From 1922-1928 he taught at Friedrich
Wilhelm University in Berlin. Following a brief lectureship at Cologne, he was appointed to a chair in Mathematics at the
German Charles University in Prague. The occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939 prompted his emigration to the United States.
He taught at Louisville, Brown, and Syracuse University prior to his appointment in 1951 as Professor of Mathematics at Stanford
University, where he specialized in complex analysis and differential geometry. Loewner remained at Stanford University until
his death in 1968.
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