Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

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Birth 1880-06-24
Death 1960-08-10
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English

Biographical notes:

Mathematician.

From the description of Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062378

Biographical Note

  • 1880, June 24: Born, Decorah, Iowa
  • 1898: A.B., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1900: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1903: Ph. D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1903 - 1905 : Associate in mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1904: Published A System of Axioms for Geometry . . . Lancaster, Pa.: Press of the New Era Printing Co.
  • 1905 - 1910 : Preceptor in mathematics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1907: Published with N. J. Lennes Introduction to Infinitesimal Analysis. New York: J. Wiley & Sons
  • 1908: Married Elizabeth M. D. Richardson
  • 1910 - 1918 : Published with John Wesley Young Projective Geometry. Boston: Ginn & Co. 2 vols.
  • 1910 - 1932 : Professor of mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.Y.
  • 1917 - 1919 : Officer in U. S. Army
  • 1923 - 1924 : President, American Mathematical Society
  • 1923 - 1924 : Chairman of the physical sciences, National Research Council
  • 1927: Published Invariants of Quadratic Differential Forms. Cambridge University Press
  • 1932: Published with J. H. C. Whitehead The Foundations of Differential Geometry. Cambridge [Eng.] University Press
  • 1932 - 1960 : Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N. J. (professor emeritus, 1950-1960)
  • 1950: President, International Congress of Mathematicians
  • 1960: Died, Princeton, N.J.

From the guide to the Oswald Veblen Papers, 1881-1960, (bulk 1920-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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