Past Faculty

Deane Montgomery

School of Mathematics
Affiliation
Mathematics

From the New York Times, March 19, 1992

Professor [Deane] Montgomery, the mentor of a generation of young mathematicians, focused on topology, a comparatively recent branch of mathematics. It analyzes the intrinsic features of objects, often while twisting and deforming the space they occupy. . . . A result of this work drew attention in 1952 when he and two fellow American mathematicians, Andrew Gleason and Leo Zippin, solved a poser regarding locally Euclidean topological groups known as Hilbert's Fifth Problem. 

Wolfgang Saxon, "Deane Montgomery Is Dead at 82; Taught Theoretical Mathematics," New York Times, March 19, 1992.

Dates at IAS
Emeritus
  • Mathematics
7/19806/1992
Faculty
  • Mathematics
7/19516/1980
Permanent Member
  • Mathematics
9/19486/1951
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19456/1946
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19416/1942
Member
  • Mathematics
9/19346/1935
Degrees
University of Iowa Ph.D., 1933
Honors
University of Illinois 1977
Dr of Laws Tulane University 1967
Yeshiva University 1961
Honorary D.Sc. Hamline University 1954
AMS Colloquium Lecturer 1951