Leo Moser (mathematician)

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Leo Moser (born April 11, 1921 in Vienna , Austria ; † February 9, 1970 in Edmonton , Canada ) was a mathematician who was born in Austria and grew up in Canada and was known for the Steinhaus-Moser notation .

Leo Moser was born in Vienna and emigrated to Canada with his parents at the age of three. Heart problems had affected his health from an early age, so that he had to undergo an operation in 1967. He grew up in Winnipeg and studied there at the University of Manitoba , where he graduated in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science . Moser then studied up to his master's degree at the University of Toronto until 1945 and received his doctorate from the number theorist Alfred Brauer at the University of North Carolina . In 1951 he went to the University of Alberta , where he stayed until his death at the age of only 48.

As a mathematician, like Paul Erdős, he was problem-oriented and even wrote his own book with problems, which he was happy to make available to colleagues. His areas of work were initially number theory and later combinatorics and graph theory.

Moser had been married since 1946 and had four children.


Leo Moser should not with his brother, the Canadian mathematician William Oscar Jules Moser be confused (Willy Moser), who with his teacher Coxeter 's work generator and relations for discrete groups wrote.

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