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**Kevin Mor McCrimmon** (born September 1941) is an American mathematician, specializing in Jordan algebras. He is known for his introduction of quadratic Jordan algebras in 1966.

McCrimmon attended secondary school in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and then received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1960 from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.^{[1]} He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1965 with thesis *Norms and Noncommutative Jordan Algebras* supervised by Nathan Jacobson.^{[2]} McCrimmon spent his final year as a graduate student at the University of Chicago,^{[1]} when Nathan Jacobson spent a year of unpaid leave visiting Chicago and Japan for the academic year 1964–1965.^{[3]} As a postdoc, McCrimmon was at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965 to 1967, for one year as an Air Force Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow and for the next year as a C. L. E. Moore instructor. He became in 1967 a member of the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia (UVA), in 1968 an associate professor at UVA, and in 1972, a full professor at UVA, retiring there as professor emeritus.^{[1]} He was chair of the mathematics department from 1972 to 1975.^{[1]}

McCrimmon was a Sloan Fellow in 1968 and an Invited Speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1974 in Vancouver.^{[4]} He spent several years on sabbatical in Europe.^{[1]} He was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2017.

- with Richard D. Schafer: McCrimmon, K.; Schafer, R. D. (1966). "On a class of noncommutative Jordan algebras".
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*.**56**(1): 1–4. Bibcode:1966PNAS...56....1M. doi:10.1073/pnas.56.1.1. PMC 285663. PMID 5338591. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1966). "A general theory of Jordan rings".
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*.**56**(4): 1072–1079. Bibcode:1966PNAS...56.1072M. doi:10.1073/pnas.56.4.1072. PMC 220000. PMID 16591377. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1969). "The radical of a Jordan algebra".
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*.**62**(3): 671–678. Bibcode:1969PNAS...62..671M. doi:10.1073/pnas.62.3.671. PMC 223650. PMID 16591736. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1969). "The Freudenthal-Springer-Tits constructions of exceptional Jordan algebras".
*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society*.**139**: 495–510. doi:10.2307/1995337. JSTOR 1995337. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1969). "On Herstein's theorems relating Jordan and associative algebras".
*Journal of Algebra*.**13**(3): 382–392. doi:10.1016/0021-8693(69)90081-7. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1971). "Noncommutative Jordan rings".
*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society*.**158**: 1–33. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1971-0310024-7. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1971). "Inner ideals in quadratic Jordan algebras".
*Transactions of the American Mathematical Society*.**159**: 445–468. doi:10.1090/S0002-9947-1971-0279145-1. - McCrimmon, Kevin (1978). "Jordan algebras and their applications".
*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*.**84**(4): 612–627. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1978-14503-0. - with Leslie Hogben: Hogben, Leslie; McCrimmon, Kevin (1981). "Maximal modular inner ideals and the Jacobson radical of a Jordan algebra".
*Journal of Algebra*.**68**(1): 155–169. doi:10.1016/0021-8693(81)90291-X. - with Ephim Zel'manov: McCrimmon, Kevin; Zel'Manov, Ephim (1988). "The structure of strongly prime quadratic Jordan algebras".
*Advances in Mathematics*.**69**(2): 133–222. doi:10.1016/0001-8708(88)90001-1. *A taste of Jordan algebras*. Universitext. Springer Science & Business Media. 2006. doi:10.1007/b97489. ISBN 0-387-95447-3.^{[5]}^{[6]}^{[7]}

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^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}"Kevin McCrimmon, Biographical Sketch".*pi.math.virginia.edu/Faculty*. **^**Kevin Mor McCrimmon at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Nathan Jacobson",*MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive*, University of St Andrews**^**McCrimmon, Kevin. "Quadratic methods in nonassociative algebras." In International Congress of Mathematicians, Vancouver, 1974. Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 325–330. 1975.**^**Bertram, Wolfgang (March 2005). "Review of*A Taste of Jordan Algebras*by Kevin McCrimmon" (PDF).*SIAM Review*.**47**(1): 172–174. JSTOR 20453611. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2018-02-07.**^**Berg, Michael (19 November 2004). "Joint review of*Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics*by George W. Mackey and*A Taste of Jordan Algebras*by Kevin McCrimmon".*MAA Reviews, maa.org*.**^**"A Taste of Jordan Algebras" by Kevin McCrimmon, bokus.com