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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

Marston Morse

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Dates

March 24, 1892 – June 22, 1977

Authorized Form of Name

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Additional Forms of Names

Morse, Harold Calvin Marston, 1892-1977

Biography

Abstract

H. Marston Morse was Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study(1975-1977). Other institution affiliations included Harvard University, Brown University, and Cornell University. His research interests included critical point theory, analysis and differential geometry, variational theory, and differential topology.

Important Dates

March 24, 1892Birth, Waterville (Me.).

1914Obtained AB, Colby College, Waterville (Me.).

1915Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1917Obtained PhD in Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1917 – 1919Member, United States Army.

1919 – 1920Benjamin Pierce Instructor in Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1920 – 1925Instructor to Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1925 – 1926Associate Professor, Brown University.

1926 – 1935Assistant Professor (1926-1928); Associate Professor (1928-1929); and Professor (1929-1935), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1932Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1933 – 1935Vice President, American Mathematical Society.

1935 – 1977Professor of Mathematics (1935-1975) and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics (1975-1977), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1940 – 1942President, American Mathematical Society.

1950 – 1952Chair, Mathematics Division, National Research Council.

1950 – 1954Member, National Science Board.

1958 – 1962Vice President, International Mathematical Union.

1959 – 1963Chair, United States National Commission on Mathematics.

June 22, 1977Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Mathematician.

Places

Birth

Waterville (Me.)

Undergraduate Education

Waterville (Me.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Differential geometry.

Mathematics.

Relationships

People

Family

Jefferys, Louise

Second Wife. Married in 1940.

Marston, Phoebe Ella

Mother.

Morse, Howard Calvin

Father.

Phelps, Celeste

First Wife. Married in 1922; Divorced.

Advisors & Collaborators

Birkhoff, George David, 1884-1944

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Certain types of geodesic motion on a surface of negative curvature."

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Glimm, James

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Additional

Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004

Wintner, Aurel

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor.

Cornell University. Department of Mathematics

Instructor to Assistant Professor.

Harvard University. Department of Mathematics

Obtained AM (1915) and PhD (1917). Benjamin Pierce Instructor in Mathematics; Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; and Professor.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Professor of Mathematics and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics.

United States. Army

Member.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Mathematical Society

Vice President and President.

Colby College

Obtained AB (1914).

International Mathematical Union

Vice President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Mathematics Division.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Aurel Wintner papers, 1848-1961.

Special Collections. Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Johns Hopkins University

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine, 1977 March 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"H. Marston Morse: 1892-1977", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences