Person: Montgomery, Deane
Deane Montgomery was an American mathematician who worked in algebraic and geometric topology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- In 1946 Montgomery left Smith College and accepted an appointment as an associate professor at Yale University.
- Montgomery returned to the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948 as a permanent member, becoming a professor in 1951.
- Montgomery solved Hilbert's Fifth Problem in dimension three in 1948.
- By 1952 Montgomery had solved Hilbert's Fifth Problem with the assumption of finite dimensionality and this restriction was finally removed by Yamabe who began working as Montgomery's assistant in 1952.
- In 1955, in collaboration with Leo Zippin, Montgomery published the monograph Topological transformation groups.
- Montgomery received many honours for his contributions.
- Montgomery was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 1955 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1958.
Born 2 September 1909, Weaver, Minnesota, USA. Died 15 March 1992, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive