Honorary Fellow Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter

Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter. Professor Coxeter's work on
geometry, especially in the field of projective and non-Euclidean geometry, has
established him as the foremost geometer of our time. He gave the impetus to
the development of combinatorics in Canada by his appreciation of the
importance of design theory and graph theory, and his lectures on finite
configurations at Toronto trained a group of Canadian combinatorialists. By
his own work, and by bringing Professor W.T. Tutte to Canada, he started up
the group of Canadian graph theorists. His fundamental book on finite groups,
with W.O.J. Moser, is still a tremendous stimulus to research.
From his citation as one of the first Honorary Fellows, BICA (1), 1991.

His wikipedia page has excellent detail and citations:
Harold Scott MacDonald "Donald" Coxeter, CC, FRS, FRSC (February 9, 1907 – March 31, 2003) was a British-born Canadian geometer. Coxeter is regarded as one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century. He was born in London, received his BA (1929) and PhD (1931) from Cambridge, but lived in Canada from age 29. He was always called Donald, from his third name MacDonald. He was most noted for his work on regular polytopes and higher-dimensional geometries. He was a champion of the classical approach to geometry, in a period when the tendency was to approach geometry more and more via algebra.


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