Biography:David Francis Barrow

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Short description: American mathematician
David Francis Barrow
BornNovember 14, 1888
Athens, Georgia
DiedFebruary 4, 1970
Alma materThe University of Georgia
Harvard University
Known forBarrow's inequality
Scientific career
InstitutionsThe University of Georgia
The University of Texas

David Francis Barrow (Athens, Georgia, November 14, 1888 – February 4, 1970) was an American mathematician who introduced Barrow's inequality in 1937.

Barrow's father, David Crenshaw Barrow Jr., was also a mathematician, and served as chancellor of the University of Georgia from 1906 to 1925. His son, David F. Barrow, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia and then studied at Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1913. After a year abroad, he taught for two years at the University of Texas, and then at the Sheffield Scientific School. After a brief stint in the U.S. armed services, he joined the faculty of his father's university in 1920. He became a full professor in 1923, and chaired the mathematics department in 1944–1945.[1]



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