Menger, Karl - Austria-Forum : AEIOU : english
b. Vienna, Jan. 13, 1902,
d. Chicago (USA), Oct. 5, 1985, mathematician; son of Karl Menger von
Wolfensgruen. 1928-1936 professor of geometry at the University of
Vienna, member of the Vienna Circle; emigrated in 1936, 1937-1946
professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana
(USA), from 1946 professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in
Chicago. His specialisation was topology, the study of geometrical
properties and spatial relations. He was also interested in ethics and
formal study of human relations.
Publications: Dimensionstheorie, 1928; Kurventheorie, 1932.
Literature: R. Einhorn, Vertreter der Mathematik und Geometrie an den Wr. Hochschulen 1900-1940, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1985; Almanach der Oe. Akad. d. Wiss. 136, 1986 (list of references); NDB.