## Quick Facts

Intro | Professor of Mathematics |

Is | Mathematician Educator |

From | United States of America |

Field | Academia Mathematics |

Gender | male |

Birth | 11 April 1929, Delft |

Age | 94 years |

## Biography

Wilhelmus Anthonius Josephus Luxemburg (born 11 April 1929, in Delft, Netherlands) is Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology.

He received his B.A. from the University of Leiden in 1950; his M.A., in 1953; his Ph.D., from the Delft Institute of Technology, in 1955. He was Assistant Professor at Caltech during 1958-60; Associate Professor, during 1960-62; Professor, during 1962-2000; Professor Emeritus, from 2000. He was the Executive Officer for Mathematics during 1970-85. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. Luxemburg became a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1974.

Joseph Dauben (1995) attributes the ultrapower construction of the hyperreal numbers to Luxemburg in 1962. Such a construction was originally introduced by Edwin Hewitt in 1948, and popularized by Luxemburg in the 1960s.

## Selected publications

- Luxemburg, W. A. J.; Zaanen, A. C. (1971) Riesz spaces. Vol. I. North-Holland Mathematical Library. North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam-London; American Elsevier Publishing Co., New York.
- Luxemburg, Wilhelmus Anthonius Josephus (1955) Banach function spaces. Thesis, Technische Hogeschool te Delft, 1955.
- Stroyan, K. D.; Luxemburg, W. A. J. (1976) Introduction to the theory of infinitesimals. Pure and Applied Mathematics, No. 72. Academic Press [Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers], New York-London.
- Luxemburg, W. A. J. (1969) A general theory of monads. 1969 Applications of Model Theory to Algebra, Analysis, and Probability (Internat. Sympos., Pasadena, Calif., 1967) pp. 18–86 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York.
- Luxemburg, W. A. J.; Schep, A. R. (1978) A Radon-Nikodym type theorem for positive operators and a dual. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch. Indag. Math. 40, no. 3, 357—375.
- Luxemburg, W. A. J. (1979) Some aspects of the theory of Riesz spaces. University of Arkansas Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 4. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.