## About

Influential mathematician who proved the Jordan curve theorem in 1905. He also contributed to the foundations of modern geometry and atomic physics.

## Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard he began his research at Princeton into the foundations of mathematics, publishing several works that would serve as the definitive text for decades.

## Trivia

He led early research into general relativity and formed the theoretical foundations that would lead to the first digital computing machines.

## Family Life

His uncle was Thorstein Veblen, a noted economist and sociologist and his parents were Andrew Anderson Veblen and Kirsti Hougen.

## Associated With

Harold Hotelling, another prominent mathematician, was one of his doctoral students.