Deane Montgomery

Past Faculty
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
School of Mathematics
Faculty
School of Mathematics
Permanent Member
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics
Member
School of Mathematics

Degrees

University of Iowa
Ph.D.
1933

Honors

1977
University of Illinois
1967
Dr of Laws Tulane University
1961
Yeshiva University
1954
Honorary D.Sc. Hamline University
1951
AMS Colloquium Lecturer