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He was known for his contributions to topology and other fields of mathematics, his interest in mathematical history and for being a keen alpinist. He attended the University of Innsbruck where he earned his Ph.D.
Vietoris lends his name to a few mathematical concepts:
- Vietoris topology (see topological space)
- Vietoris homology
- Mayer-Vietoris sequence
- Vietoris-Begle mapping theorem
Leopold Vietoris lived to 110 years and 309 days old and became the oldest known living Austrian man. In so doing he became a rare example of a supercentenarian already known for some other achievement.
- "Leopold Vietoris (1891--2002)", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 49, no. 10 (November 2002)
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