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Joseph W. Dauben

Joseph W. Dauben is Distinguished Professor of History and the History of Science at Herbert H. Lehman College and a member of the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, a membre effectif of the International Academy of History of Science, and a corresponding member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He is the author of Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite and Abraham Robinson: The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, a Personal and Mathematical Odyssey. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College (A.B.) and Harvard University (A.M., Ph.D.), Dauben has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and Clare Hall (Cambridge), won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Senior ACLS Fellowship, and was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Lehman College in 1986.

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Clarisse Doris Hellman

Clarisse Doris Hellman was born on August 28, 1910, in New York City. The daughter of obstetrician Alfred M. and Clarisse (Bloom) Hellman, she was raised in a family that had a special appreciation for the sciences. After graduating from the Horace Mann School, she attended Vassar College, where she studied mathematics and astronomy with such distinction that she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors in 1930. She then went on to Radcliffe College as a Vassar College Fellow and received one of the country’s earliest advanced degrees in history of science, a master’s degree, in 1931. From Radcliffe, she returned to New York, where she received a prestigious Columbia University Fellowship and went on to complete her Ph.D. at Columbia in 1943.

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