Gian-Carlo Rota

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Birthday
27, 1932
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Apr 18, 1999 (66)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1932
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Apr 18, 1999 (66)

About

Remembered as the only individual to have been named Professor of Applied Mathematics and Philosophy at MIT.

Before Fame

He earned degrees from top universities like Yale and Princeton. He was also the Norbert Wiener Professor of Applied Mathematics.

Trivia

He was named the Vice President of the American Mathematical Society in 1995.

Family Life

He was born in Vigevano, Italy. His family moved to Switzerland when he was 13.

Associated With

He and composer Frederic Rzweski both studied at Princeton University.