Sumner Byron Myers
|Sumner Byron Myers|
February 19, 1910|
|Died||October 8, 1955
Ann Arbor, Michigan
|Institutions||University of Michigan|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Doctoral advisor||H. C. Marston Morse|
|Doctoral students||Meyer Jerison
Leonard J. Savage
|Known for||Myers theorem|
Sumner Byron Myers (February 19, 1910 – October 8, 1955) was an American mathematician specialized in topology. He studied at Harvard University under H. C. Marston Morse, where he was graduated with a Ph.D. in 1932. Myers then pursued postdoctoral studies at Princeton University (1934–1936) before becoming a professor for mathematics at the University of Michigan, where an award for outstanding students of mathematics has been named in his honor. He died unexpectedly from a heart attack during the 1955 Michigan–Army football game at Michigan Stadium.
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- The Michigan Alumnus. 62. UM Libraries. 1955. p. 90.
- Bott, R.; Hildebrandt, T. H.; Ritt, R. K.; Rothe, E. H.; Samelson, H. (1958). "In memoriam Sumner B. Myers (1910–1955)". Michigan Math. J. 5 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1307/mmj/1028998004.
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