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Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter, FRS, 1907-2003. (English)
Bull. Lond. Math. Soc. 41, No. 5, 943-960 (2009).
For many, Coxeter was “the man who saved classical geometry from near extinction”. Driven by his life-long interest in polyhedra and their reflections in finite groups, Coxeter made numerous contributions to the field, augmented by his books on regular polytopes, introduction to geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry etc. which became classic since long. To commemorate his achievements Bourbaki coined the terms “Coxeter group”, “Coxeter graph”, “Coxeter matrix”, “Coxeter number”, now in common use. This obituary offers a nice picture of the man, his life and achievements, referring to some 24 of his publications, including 6 books. The full bibliography is available electronically.
Reviewer: Roman Duda (Wrocław)
Classification: A30
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