Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter

Canadian mathematician

1907   -   2003

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, Canada
educated at: Trinity College
occupation: mathematician, university teacher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Companion of the Order of Canada, Henry Marshall Tory Medal, CRM-Fields-PIMS prize

Harold Scott MacDonald "Donald" Coxeter, FRS, FRSC, (February 9, 1907 – March 31, 2003) was a British-born Canadian geometer. Coxeter is regarded as one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century. He was born in London but spent most of his adult life in Canada. He was always called Donald, from his third name MacDonald. He was most noted for his work on regular polytopes and higher-dimensional geometries. He was a champion of the classical approach to geometry, in a period when the tendency was to approach geometry more and more via algebra.
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Regular Polytopes

book about mathematical geometry



The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra

book by Donald Coxeter


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