Department of Mathematics, WUSTL - William Chauvenet

Washington University in St. Louis, Cupples I Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO. 63130

William Chauvenet

In 1859, William Chauvenet became chairman of the mathematics department at Washington University in St. Louis. Three years later, he was appointed chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Our department's William Chauvenet Post-Doctoral Lecturer position is named after him.

The following link on William Chauvenet was kindly sent to us by the mathematics department of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis that was founded by Chauvenet and is housed in Chauvenet Hall:

Further information on William Chauvenet's life and works can be found at

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