Mathematician:Mary Ellen Rudin
American topologist best known for creating counterexamples to conjectures in point-set topology, and especially for being the first person to construct a Dowker Space, disproving a long-standing conjecture.
Born Mary Ellen Estill, under which name she published several papers before her marriage.
- Born: 7 Dec 1924 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA
- 1941: Entered University of Texas
- 1944: Graduated with B.A.
- 1949: Received Ph.D., began teaching at Duke University
- 1953: Married Walter Rudin
- 1953 - 1958: Part time Associate Professorship at University of Rochester
- 1959 - 1971: Temporary part time Lecturer in Mathematics at University of Wisconsin (Madison)
- 1963: Awarded prize of Nieuwe Archief voor Wiskunk by the Mathematical Society of the Netherlands
- 1971: Promoted to full professor
- Died: 18 Mar 2013
Theorems and Definitions
Books, Publications, etc.
- 1950: Concerning Abstract Spaces
- 1951: Separation in Non-Separable Spaces
- 1952: A Primitive Dispersion Set of the Plane
- 1952: Concerning a Problem of Souslin's
- 1955: Countable Paracompactness and Souslin's Problem
- 1971: A Normal Space $X$ for which $X \times I$ is not Normal