Prof donates important geometric models to museum
A York University professor will donate a collection of geometric models once belonging to esteemed geometer Donald Coxeter to the Canada Science & Technology Museum on behalf of York’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
York U Professor Asia Ivić Weiss was Coxeter’s last PhD student and was given authority over the models, which were donated to the department in 1990. Coxeter died in 2003 at the age of 96, and left part of his collection to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with other pieces going to Weiss, and the University of Toronto where he worked as a professor for 60 years.
Weiss, who has the objects on display in her office and in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics lounge, says she decided to donate the objects in an attempt to preserve them.
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