John Coleman Moore

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John Coleman Moore
Born (1923-05-27)May 27, 1923
Staten Island, New York
Nationality American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Princeton University
Alma mater Brown University
Doctoral advisor George W. Whitehead
Doctoral students Paul Baum
William Browder
Robin Hartshorne
Wu-Yi Hsiang
J. Peter May
Haynes Miller
Michael Rosen
James Stasheff
Richard Swan
Robert Thomason
Known for Borel–Moore homology
Eilenberg–Moore spectral sequence

John Coleman Moore (born May 27, 1923[1]) is an American mathematician. The Borel−Moore homology and Eilenberg–Moore spectral sequence are named after him.[2]

Moore received his Ph.D. in 1952 from Brown University under the supervision of George W. Whitehead. His most heavily cited paper is on Hopf algebras, co-authored with John Milnor.[3] As a faculty member at Princeton University, he advised 23 students and is the academic ancestor of 582 mathematicians.[4]

In 1983, a conference on K-theory was held at Princeton in honor of his 60th birthday.[5] In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[6]


  1. ^ Pamela Kalte et al. American Men and Women of Science, 22. Edition, Thomson Gale 2005
  2. ^ Rusin, Dave (1998), People whose names are embedded in Math Subject Classification . Updated February 2005.
  3. ^ Milnor, John W.; Moore, John C. (1965), "On the structure of Hopf algebras", Annals of Mathematics 81 (2): 211–264, doi:10.2307/1970615, JSTOR 1970615 .
  4. ^ John Coleman Moore at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Browder, William (1987), Algebraic Topology and Algebraic K-Theory: Proceedings of a Conference, October 24-28, 1983 at Princeton University, Dedicated to John C. Moore on His 60th Birthday, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-08426-2 .
  6. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-02-10.