Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. (January 29, 1933 – December 30, 2013) was a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for 30 years. His research areas were p-adic analysis and representation theory.He created several programs to improve the preparation of school mathematics teachers, and was seen by many as "a legendary math professor at the University of Chicago."
Paul Joseph Sally, Jr.
January 29, 1933
|Died||December 30, 2013 (aged 80)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston College (BS, MS)|
Brandeis University (PhD)
|Known for||Mathematics education|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Doctoral advisor||Ray Kunze|
This lifelong University of Chicago professor is most known for his work in the mathematical subfields of representation theory and p-adic analysis, but he also founded the Young Scholars Initiative and the Everyday Mathematics curriculum development program.
His marriage to fellow mathematics professor Judith Sally resulted in sons named David (a business professor), Stephen (an attorney), and Paul (a school superintendent).
He obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University after graduating from Boston College.
His numerous honors include the American Mathematical Society's Distinguished Service Award and the Amoco Foundation's Undergraduate Teaching Award.
He taught at the University of Chicago, where fellow mathematician Paul Cohen received his graduate education.
● Paul Sally was born on January 29, 1933 (age 80) in Massachusetts, United States ● He is a celebrity teacher ● His popular books are Tools of the trade (2008), Fundamentals of Mathemat... (2013), Number, Shape, & Symmetry... (2012), TriMathlon: A Workout Beyond t... (2003) and Integers, Fractions, and Arith... (2012) ● He attended Brandeis University, Boston College High School, Boston College● He died on December 30, 2013, Chicago, IL
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