Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter

1907 - 2003

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Donald Coxeter graduated from Cambridge and worked most of his life in Canada. His work was mainly in geometry. In particular he made contributions of major importance in the theory of polytopes, non-euclidean geometry, group theory and combinatorics. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1959.
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List of References (8 books/articles)

A Quotation

A Poster of Donald Coxeter

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Coxeter and Moser: "Generators and Relations"
  2. Obituary: The Times
  3. Obituary: The Guardian
  4. Obituary: The Telegraph
  5. Obituary: The Independent
  6. Obituary: The New York Times
  7. Article: The Toronto Life

Honours awarded to Donald Coxeter
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Fellow of the Royal Society1950
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1959
CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize1973
LMS Honorary Member1978
Royal Society Sylvester Medal winner1997


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  1. Canadian scientists
  2. AMS (90th birthday tribute) [registration required]
  1. Canadian Mathematical Society
  2. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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