Vietoris

1991 RD5. Discovered 1991 Sept. 13 by L. D. Schmadel and F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named in honor of Leopold Vietoris (1891- ), professor emeritus of mathematics of the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck, on the occasion of his forthcoming 107th birthday. Vietoris is the oldest full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a highly decorated scientist. He made fundamental contributions to algebraic and set-theory topology, and he also wrote outstanding papers on the theory of real functions and on applied mathematics. (M 32094)

Named by the first discoverer following a suggestion by H. Haupt, who prepared the citation.

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