Haupt obtained his PhD in 1911 under the supervision of Georg Rost and Emil Hilb at the University of Würzburg, and became a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He retired from teaching in 1953, but continued his mathematical research for many subsequent years.
Since 1918 he was married to Edith Hughes. Despite her Jewish ancestry, she survived the Nazi period unharmed in Erlangen, and lived to 1981.
Research and publications
Haupt specialized in geometry and real analysis; many of his research publications related to the four-vertex theorem on local minima and maxima of curvature. He also wrote textbooks on algebra and calculus.
Awards and honors
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- Otto Haupt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Jacobs, Konrad (1987), "Otto Haupt: Centenarian mathematician", The Mathematical Intelligencer, 9 (4): 50–51, doi:10.1007/BF03023732.
- Bauer, Heinz (1987), "Otto Haupt — Zum 100. Geburtstag", Aequationes Mathematicae (in German), 32 (1): 1–5, doi:10.1007/BF02311293.
- Jahrbuch der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1988, p. 236: "Haupt war Ehrendoktor der Universitäten Bonn, Würzburg und Nantes".