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Salomon BochnerBorn 20 Aug 1899; died 2 May 1982 at age 82. Salomon Chaim Bochner was a GalicianAmerican mathematician and educator who is remembered for his Bochner theorem of positivedefinite functions and the Bochner integral. In the later development of abstract Fourier analysis, the Bochner theorem was basic to the theory of distributions. He started his academic career in Germany. In 1933, as a Jew, with the rise of the Nazism, he fled to the U.S., where he joined the faculty at Princeton. In addition to his lifelong interest in harmonic analysis, in his prolific writings, Bochner also contributed significantly to complex analysis, differential geometry, probability and other pioneering work in pure mathematics. In his later years, he turned almost exclusively to the history and philosophy of science. His bestknown book, The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science (1966), was translated into many languages.« 