Influential Mathematicians at Rice
Percy Daniell (19121924)Developed and expanded a generalized theory of integration and differentiation now known as 'Daniell Integral' 

G. C. Evans (19121934)Pioneered use of measure and integration in potential theory; pioneer in developing mathematical models of economics 

Edgar Odell Lovett (19121943)Served as Rice Institute's first President 

Hubert E. Bray (19181960)Rice's 1st PhD, named "Trustees' Distinguished Professor of Mathematics" for long service to Rice 

Alice Dean (19211946)Named 1st female Rice Fellow in Mathematics 

Szolem Mandelbrojt (19411966)Worked in analytic functions and classes of infinitely differentiable functions 

Jim Douglas, Jr. (19571968)Pioneered work on numerical procedures for analyzing complicated differential equations when high speed computational ability was in its infancy 

Salomon Bochner (19681983)Recognized for profound and seminal contributions to disparate areas of Analysis, including Almost Periodic Functions, Fourier Analysis, Complex Analysis, Lie Groups, Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations, Functional Analysis and Probability Theory 

F. Reese Harvey (19682003)Introduced calibrated geometries, including special Lagrangian and exceptional geometry 

Mary Wheeler (19751995)Developed numerical methods for partial differential equations 

Robert Bryant (19791988)Conributed to differential geometry, including exterior differential systems, exceptional holonomy, and Finsler geometry 