Veblen, Oswald


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Veblen, Oswald

(1880–1960) mathematician; born in Brooklin, Maine (nephew of Thorstein Veblen). Known for developing the school of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1932–50), he had considerable influence on many mathematicians including Robert Lee Moore, Joseph Wedderburn, Alonzo Church, and J. H. C. Whitehead. His greatest contribution to mathematics was to geometry, particularly the development of analysis situs.