Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

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

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  • 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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referencedIn Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1975 Sept. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn John Von Neumann Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1935-1957) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Moore, R. L. (Robert Lee), 1882-. Moore, R.L., Papers, 1875, 1891-1975. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn R. L. Moore Papers, 84-63, 86-20, 86-41, 87-3., 1875, 1891-1975 Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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referencedIn Joseph Mayer Papers, 1920 - 1983 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
creatorOf Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960. Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cohen, Leon W. (Leon Warren), 1903-. Oral history interview with Leon W. Cohen, 1984 Apr. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Oswald Veblen Papers, 1881-1960, (bulk 1920-1960) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949 (bulk 1933-1945). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004,. Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine, 1985 Mar. 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Princeton University. Dept. of Mathematics. Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records, 1985. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Moore, Eliakim Hastings. Papers, 1899-1931 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Simon Flexner Papers, 1891-1946 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Montgomery, Deane, 1909-. Oral history interview with Deane Montgomery, 1985 Mar. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Veblen, Oswald. Iowa expedition, 1899 : a two weeks vacation trip from Iowa City, Iowa, to Burlington down the Iowa and Mississippi rivers. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Richard Courant Papers, 1902-1972 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Foster, Alfred Leon, 1904-. Oral history interview with Alfred Leon Foster, Ilse Foster, D. H. Lehmer, Emma Trotskaia Lehmer, and Frances Morrey, 1984 May 18. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1986 May 8. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Church, Alonzo, 1903-1995,. Oral history interview with Alonzo Church, 1984 May 17. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974. Papers, ca. 1920-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harrington, Marshall Cathcart, 1904-. Response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957. John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957). Library of Congress
referencedIn Moore, Eliakim Hastings, 1862-1932. Papers, 1889-1931 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Wilder, Raymond Louis, 1896-1982. Wilder, Raymond Louis, papers, 1914-1982. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Norbert Wiener papers, 1898-1966 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Givens, James Wallace, 1910-. Oral history interview with James Wallace Givens, Leon Henkin, Angus Ellis Taylor, and Abraham Haskel Taub, 1984 May 18. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hoffmann, Banesh, 1906-. Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 Oct. 13. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Duren, William Larkin, 1905-. Oral history interview with William Larkin Duren, Nathan Jacobson, and E.J. McShane, 1984 Apr. 10. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Tucker, Albert W. (Albert William), 1905-1995,. Oral history interview with Albert W. Tucker, 1979 Apr. 9. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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correspondedWith Stone, Marshall H. (Marshall Harvey), 1903- person
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correspondedWith Struik, Dirk J. (Dirk Jan), 1894-2000 person
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correspondedWith Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957 person
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Iowa River (Iowa)
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Mississippi River
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Mathematics
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Birth 1880-06-24

Death 1960-08-10

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