Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore

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Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore (12 May 1876, Bainbridge, Ohio[disambiguation needed] – 5 December 1931) was an American mathematics professor, specializing in algebraic geometry and Riemannian geometry. He is chiefly remembered for the memorial eponymous C. L. E. Moore instructorship at MIT — this prestigious instructorship has produced many famous mathematicians, including 3 Fields medal winners: Paul Cohen, Daniel Quillen, and Curtis T. McMullen.

C. L. E. Moore received his B.Sc. from Ohio State University (1901) and then his A.M. (1902) and Ph.D. (1904) from Cornell University. His doctoral dissertation was entitled Classification of the surfaces of singularities of the quadratic spherical complex with Virgil Snyder as thesis advisor.[1] Moore also studied geometry in Göttingen, Turin with Corrado Segre, and Bonn with Eduard Study. In 1904 Moore joined the MIT mathematics department as an instructor and was successively promoted to assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor. In 1920 he was one of the founders of the MIT Journal of Mathematics and Physics. He remained at MIT until his death in 1931 following a surgical operation.[2]

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  1. ^ Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Struik, D. J. (1932). "The scientific work of C. L. E. Moore". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (3): 155–156. MR 1562345. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1932-05346-0. 

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