Oral History Interview, Alexander Nagel (1077)
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In his three February 2010 interviews with Bob Lange, Alex Nagel charts the progress of his career as a mathematician and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. After detailing his developing interest in mathematics and history, he outlines the major influences on his scholarly trajectory and the shape of his career’s research. He also reflects on his extensive administrative experience in the mathematics department and associate deanship of the College of Letters and Sciences. He shares insights about key figures in the natural sciences at UW, what he perceives as disciplinary differences in the College of L&S, and opportunities and challenges presented to UW. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program.
New York City, NY; Columbia University, Manhattan Project, Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York, Harvard College
In these interviews, Alexander Nagel discusses his progress he made on his career as a mathematician and administrator at UW-Madison throughout the 1970s to the 2000s. He further discusses his time at UW and his thoughts about the challenges presented to the University. To learn more about this oral history, download & review the index first (or transcript if available). It will help determine which audio file(s) to download & listen to.