# Oswald Veblen

American mathematician

**Oswald Veblen** (24 June 1880 – 10 August 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.

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## Quotes edit

- Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit, a thing to be valued in and for itself, like art or poetry.
*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*, Volume 30 (1924), p. 289.

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