# Jane Cronin Scanlon

1922 -

Began her college studies in physics, but later become more interested
in the abstract nature of mathematics. Received her Ph.D. in mathematics
in 1949 from the University of Michigan. Her thesis was on "Branch Points of Solutions of Equations in Banach Space." Parts of the dissertation were published in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 69 (1950) [Abstract, Paper]. Worked for the Air Force and
the American Optical Company before moving to academics. Taught at
Rutgers University from 1965 until her retirement in 1991. Her research
interests were in mathematical biology and partial differential equations.
She was the 1985 Emmy Noether Lecturer for the AWM and in 1989 presented
the Pi Mu Epsilon Sutherland Frame Lecture at the summer AMS/MAA joint
meeting.

Read her
profile in The Emmy Noether Lectures from the Association for
Women in Mathematics.

### References

- MathSciNet [subscription required]
- Author Profile at zbMath
- Mathematics Genealogy Project

Photo Credit: Photograph used with permission of the
Association for Women in Mathematics and is taken from *Profiles
of Women in Mathematics-The Emmy Noether Lectures*, published
by the AWM.