Oswald Veblen

American mathematician

Oswald Veblen (24 June 188010 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.


  • 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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