Jonathan Mock Beck

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Jonathan Mock Beck (aka Jon Beck; 11 November 1935 – 11 March 2006, Somerville, Massachusetts) was an American mathematician, who worked on category theory and algebraic topology.[1]


Beck received his PhD in 1967 under Samuel Eilenberg at Columbia University.[2] Beck was a faculty member of the mathematics department of Cornell University and of the University of Puerto Rico. He is known for the eponymous Beck's tripleableness (monadicity) theorem and the Beck–Chevalley condition.


  • Beck, J. (1969). "On H-spaces and infinite loop spaces". Category Theory, Homology Theory and their Applications. III. pp. 139–153. doi:10.1007/BFb0081961.
  • Beck, Jonathan Mock (2003) [1967], "Triples, algebras and cohomology" (PDF), Reprints in Theory and Applications of Categories, Columbia University PhD thesis, 2: 1–59, MR 1987896