Jesse Douglas

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Jesse Douglas
Douglas in c. 1932
Born(1897-07-03)July 3, 1897
DiedSeptember 7, 1965(1965-09-07) (aged 68)
New York City, New York, United States
Alma materCity College of New York (BA)
Columbia University (PhD)
Known forSolution to Plateau's problem
Jessie Nayler (m. 1940–1955)
ChildrenLewis Philip Douglas
AwardsFields Medal (1936)
Bôcher Memorial Prize (1943)
Scientific career
FieldsCalculus of variations
Differential geometry
InstitutionsCity College of New York
Doctoral advisorEdward Kasner

Jesse Douglas (3 July 1897 – 7 September 1965) was an American mathematician. He is a Fields Medalist known for his general solution to Plateau's problem.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gray, Jeremy; Micallef, Mario (2008). "About the cover: The work of Jesse Douglas on minimal surfaces". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 45 (2): 293–302. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-08-01192-0. ISSN 0273-0979. S2CID 215763226.