- Name: Marston Morse
- Born: 03/24/1892
- Died: 06/22/1977 (85 years old)
- Known for: Morse theory
Harold Calvin Marston Morse (March 24, 1892 – June 22, 1977) was an American mathematician best known for his work on the calculus of variations in the large, a subject where he introduced the technique of differential topology now known as Morse theory. The Morse–Palais lemma, one of the key results in Morse theory, is named after him, as is the Thue–Morse sequence, an infinite binary sequence with many applications. In 1933 he was awarded the Bôcher Memorial Prize for his work in mathematical analysis.
Awards: Bôcher Memorial Prize, National Medal of Science
School: Colby College, Harvard University
Birth Place: Waterville, Maine, U.S.
Death Place: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Marston Morse quotes :
Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.Marston Morse