Mathematician:Mary Ellen Rudin

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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.


Nationality

American

History

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

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