Jesse Douglas

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Mathematics

Fellow: Awarded 1941

Field of Study: Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada


As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

DOUGLAS, JESSE:  Appointed for research in mathematical analysis and geometry with some applications to mathematical physics; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1940.

Born July 3, 1897, in New York City. Education:  College of the City of New York, B.Sc., 1916; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1921. National Research Council Fellow, in the United States and Europe, 1926–30.

Instructor in Mathematics, 1920–25, Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 1930–34, Associate Professor, 1934–38, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Awarded Fields medal by the International Congress of Mathematicians, Oslo, Norway, 1936. Awarded Townsend Harris medal by the City College Alumni Association, New York, 1939.

Publications:  Articles in Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Mathematical Monthly, Annals of Mathematics, Journal of Mathematics and Physics, Mathematische Annalen, Scripta Mathematica, Duke Mathematical Journal, Annali de Pisa.


Fields Medal, 1936