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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Volume

12

Issue

1-3

Abstract

Herbert Tate was a Professor of Mathematics at McGill University (Montréal, Canada) from 1921 to 1964. As the author of four textbooks, and in his capacity as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1948 to 1960, he played a key role in structuring the institution’s research and study programs in mathematics during an important period of growth. McGill’s current position as a hub of mathematical research owes much to him. In this interview given shortly after his retirement, Herbert Tate describes his career and shares some of his views about mathematics and related topics. Beyond its archival value, this interview reminds us of the extent to which infrastructures and mentalities have changed, at least in Canada, over the past century.

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