Dorothy Maharam

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Dorothy Maharam Stone (* Parkersburg, West Virginia 1917) is an American mathematician who made important contributions to measure theory. Her husband was British mathematician Arthur Harold Stone.

She earned her B.S. degree at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1937 and graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a dissertation entitled On measure in abstract sets. Part of her thesis was published in Transactions of AMS. Then she went on to a postdoc at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where she first met Arthur Harold Stone. They married in April 1942.

She pioneered the research of finitely additive measures on integers.

They both lectured at various universities in the USA and Great Britain. Their two children, David and Ellen, have both become mathematicians as well.

She retired in 2001. Her husband, Arthur Stone, died August 6, 2000.

  • Maharam's theorem is a statement about the decomposability of complete measure spaces.


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