John Coleman Moore

John Coleman Moore ( born May 27, 1923 in Staten Iceland ) is an American mathematician who worked on topology.

Moore made ​​1948 his bachelor's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in 1952 received his doctorate from Brown University with George W. Whitehead ( Some Applications of Homology Theory to Homotopy problem) He was a professor at Princeton University (from 1953 as Fine instructor and from 1955 as an assistant professor and later full professor ), where he retired in 1989. From 1989 he was an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester.

He dealt with algebraic topology, are named in the Borel -Moore homology and Eilenberg -Moore spectral sequences - for him. In addition, he also conducted research on Hopf algebras

In 1970 he was invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Nice ( differential homological algebra ) and 1958 in Edinburgh ( Homology structure of group like spaces ). His doctoral include William Browder, Robin Hartshorne, Haynes Miller, Wu- Yi Hsiang, Michael Rosen, J. Peter May, Paul Frank Baum, Richard Swan, James D. Stasheff, Robert Thomason and Joseph Neisendorfer.


  • William Browder, John C. Moore (ed.) Algebraic Topology and Algebraic K- Theory: Proceedings of a Symposium in Honor of John C. Moore, Princeton University Press, 1987 ( Symposium in October 1983 for the 60th anniversary of Moore)