Douglas, Jesse

Douglas, Jesse

(1897–1965) mathematician; born in New York City. He taught at a number of American universities, including Columbia (1920–26), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1930–36), and New York City College (1955–65). Concentrating largely on geometry, his specialty was the problem of Plateau. He wrote over 50 papers on geometry and group theory.
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Produced by Sam Wainwright Douglas, Jesse Fisher, Francis Hatch, Paul Lovelace.
Directed, edited by Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace; camera (color, DV), Douglas, Jesse Fisher; sound, Pat Donahue.