Curtis, Morton L.
|Birthname||Morton Landers Curtis|
|born on||11 November 1921 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )|
|Place||Port Lavaca, Texas, 28n37, 96w38|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°20' 27°47 Asc. 25°41'|
American mathematician, an expert on group theory, author of two books, and the W. L. Moody, Jr. Professor of Mathematics at Rice University.
Curtis is, with James J. Andrews, the namesake of the Andrews–Curtis conjecture concerning Nielsen transformations of balanced group presentations. Andrews and Curtis formulated the conjecture in a 1965 paper; it remains open. Together with Gustav A. Hedlund and Roger Lyndon, he proved the Curtis–Hedlund–Lyndon theorem characterizing cellular automata as being defined by continuous equivariant functions on a shift space.
Curtis was the author of two books, Matrix Groups (Springer-Verlag, 1979), and Abstract Linear Algebra (Springer-Verlag, 1990). Morton L. Curtis died on 4 February 1989 at age 67.
- Work : Great Achievement 1951 (PhD)
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Two maths books)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Andrews–Curtis conjecture")
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Curtis–Hedlund–Lyndon theorem")