Person: Dumas, Gustave
Gustave Dumas was a Swiss mathematician who worked in algebraic geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Dumas attended secondary school in Lausanne; after having completed his baccalaureate he stayed there to study mathematics at the university.
 Dumas then went to Berlin for some months, where he attended lectures by Georg Frobenius, Hermann Schwarz and Kurt Hensel.
 Dumas taught higher mathematics as a Privatdozent at the Polytechnic; he was promoted to Titularprofessor in 1913.
 Dumas stayed at his alma mater until he retired in 1942, teaching mainly differential and integral calculus to future engineers and mathematicians.
 Among his students was Georges de Rham, who became Dumas's assistant in the mid1920s.
 In addition, Dumas wrote a couple of papers on technical education in the Frenchspeaking part of Switzerland.
 Dumas joined the organising committee of the first International Congress of Mathematicians at the preliminary meeting in July 1896, as the Frenchspeaking secretary.
 Rudio and Franel, the two general secretaries at the congress, also had their personal secretaries, Hirsch and Dumas.
 It can be assumed that Dumas, as the native French speaker, was Franel's secretary.
 Dumas did not give a talk at the congress, but he was among the signatories of the invitations.
 Dumas attended more ICMs than most of his colleagues on the organising ccommittee.
 Dumas also served on the organising committee of the 1932 congress in Zürich.
 Dumas became a member of the Swiss Mathematical Society (Schweizerische Mathematische Gesellschaft: SMG) when it was founded in 1910.
 Furthermore, Dumas was a member of the EulerKommission from 1919 1943.
 Apart from mathematics and education, Dumas also had a strong interest in literature and philosophy.
Born 5 March 1872, L'Etivaz, Vaud canton, Switzerland. Died 11 July 1955, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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