Oswald A. Veblen

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Oswald A. Veblen

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States
Death: August 10, 1960 (80)
Brooklyn, Hancock, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Anderson Veblen and Kirsti Veblen
Husband of Elizabeth Veblen
Brother of Unknown Sims

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About Oswald A. Veblen


Oswald Veblen (June 24, 1880 – August 10, 1960) was an American mathematician, geometer and topologist, whose work found application in atomic physics and the theory of relativity. He proved the Jordan curve theorem in 1905; while this was long considered the first rigorous proof, many now also consider Jordan's original proof rigorous.

Oswald Veblen was an important mathematician and influential professor at Princeton. For his biography see: http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Veblen.html

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Oswald A. Veblen's Timeline

June 24, 1880
Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States
August 10, 1960
Age 80
Brooklyn, Hancock, Maine, United States