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Birkhoff, George (David)



Mathematician, born in Overisel, Minnesota, USA. He studied at Harvard and Chicago universities, and was professor at Wisconsin (1902--9), Princeton (1909--12), and Harvard (1912--39). His main research was in the theory of dynamical systems, where he extended the work of Poincaré, and in the development of ergodic theory.

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