Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore

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Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore , mostly cited as CLE Moore, (born May 12, 1876 in Bainbridge, Ohio ; † December 5, 1931 ) was an American mathematician who studied geometry and was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was.

Moore studied at Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in 1901 and at Cornell University with a master's degree in 1902 and a doctorate in 1904 under Virgil Snyder ( Classification of the surfaces of singularities of the quadratic spherical complex ). This was followed by a stay abroad in Göttingen, Turin (with Corrado Segre ) and Bonn (with Eduard Study ). From 1904 he was at MIT as an instructor and later a professor. He stayed there until his death as a result of an operation.

At MIT, he was one of the founders of the MIT Journal of Mathematics and Physics in 1920.

He dealt with algebraic geometry, projective geometry and (Euclidean) differential geometry, for example surfaces of revolution and minimal surfaces in higher-dimensional spaces. Most recently he dealt with Riemannian geometry in higher dimensions. Like Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro , whom he admired, he had an interest in formal developments in the calculus of differential geometry and published in this context with Henry Bayard Phillips on vector analysis.

In 1914 Moore was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . The Moore Instructor institution at MIT is named in his honor.


  • Dirk Struik : The scientific work of CLE Moore, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol. 38, 1932, pp. 155-156. On-line

Individual evidence

  1. Clarence Lemuel Elisha Moore in the Mathematics Genealogy Project (English)Template: MathGenealogyProject / Maintenance / id used
  2. Published in American Journal of Mathematics, Volume 27, 1905, pp. 248-279