Gordon Thomas Whyburn

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: Mathematics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-07-1904

Died: 09-08-1969

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Whyburn, Gordon Thomas:  Appointed to do research in point set theory, with particular emphasis on the structure of continua and of continuous curves, and to confer with the authorities in the field, in Europe; tenure, twelve months from September 15, 1929.

Born January 7, 1904, at Lewisville, Texas.  Education: University of Texas, B. A., 1925, M. A., 1926, Ph. D., 1927.

Instructor in Pure Mathematics, 1926–27, Adjunct Professor, 1927-–29, University of Texas; Acting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University, Summer, 1929.

Publications: Articles in the Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, American Journal of Mathematics, Annals of Mathematics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Fundamenta Mathematicae, Monatsheften für Mathematik und Physik, Mathematische Annalen; reviews in the American Mathematical Monthly.

 

AWARDS WON

National Academy of Sciences , 1951