G. B. Halsted

George Bruce Halsted (* November 25, 1853, † March 16, 1922, often cited GB Halsted ) was an American mathematician who worked on geometry.

Halsted was educated at Princeton University (Bachelor in 1875, Master 1878) and received his doctorate in 1879 at the Johns Hopkins University with James Joseph Sylvester (as its first graduate student ). After that, he was instructor at Princeton until he went in 1884 as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught, among others, Robert Lee Moore and Leonard Dickson. When he publicly criticized the choice of a professor (who was the efficient RL Moore preferred) he was discharged in Austin. Halsted went to St. John 's College in Annapolis, 1903 to 1906 he was at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and from then until 1914 at the Colorado State College of Education in Greeley.

Halsted led through books and translations (including Henri Poincaré, Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Janos Bolyai, Nikolai Lobachevsky ), a non-Euclidean geometry in the USA. Its based David Hilbert's axioms elementary geometry textbook Rational Geometry (1904 ), was French and Japanese translated into German.

He was vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.