Doran, Robert S.

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Doran, Robert S. Gender: M
Robert Stuart Doran
born on 21 December 1937 at 10:25 (= 10:25 AM )
Place Winthrop, Iowa, 42n28, 91w44
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°25' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°17 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 16°54'

Robert S. Doran


American mathematician known for his research-level books, his award-winning teaching, and for his solution to a long-standing open problem due to Irving Kaplansky on a symmetric *-algebra.

He held the John William and Helen Stubbs Potter Professorship in mathematics at Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1995 until his retirement in 2016. Doran served as chair of the TCU mathematics department for 21 years. He has also held visiting appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Oxford, and the Institute for Advanced Study. He was elected to the board of trustees of the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study, serving as president of the organization for 10 years. He has been an editor for the Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications, Cambridge University Press, a position he has held since 1988.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1959 (Shirley Ann Lange)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction