KNOWPIA
WELCOME TO KNOWPIA

**Virgil Snyder** (1869, Dixon, Iowa – 1950) was an American mathematician, specializing in algebraic geometry.

In 1886 Snyder matriculated at Iowa State College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1889. He attended Cornell University as a graduate student from 1890 to 1892, leaving to study mathematics in Germany on an Erastus W. Brooks fellowship. In 1895 he received a doctorate from the University of Göttingen under Felix Klein. In 1895 Snyder returned to Cornell as an instructor, becoming an assistant professor in 1905 and a full professor in 1910. In 1938 he retired as professor emeritus, having supervised 39 doctoral students, 13 of whom were women.^{[1]} Of these students, perhaps the most well known is C. L. E. Moore. Snyder served as president of the American Mathematical Society for a two-year term in 1927 and 1928.

He was an Invited Speaker of the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1928 at Bologna, in 1932 at Zurich,^{[2]} and in 1936 at Oslo.^{[3]}

Snyder did research on configurations of ruled surfaces and Cremona and birational transformations.^{[4]}

- with Charles H. Sisam:
*Analytic geometry of space*. New York: H. Holt & Co. 1914.^{[5]}

**^**Cornell Math – Early History**^**Richardson, R. G. D. (1932). "International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich, 1932".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**38**: 769–774. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1932-05491-X. (See p. 772.)**^**Morse, Marston (1936). "The international Congress in Oslo".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**42**: 777–781. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1936-06421-9. (See p. 780.)**^**Coble, Arthur B. (1950). "Virgil Snyder, 1869–1950".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**56**(5): 468–471. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1950-09413-0. MR 1565227.**^**Winger, Roy Martin (1916). "Review:*Analytic Geometry of Space*by Virgil Snyder and C. H. Sisam" (PDF).*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**22**(7): 350–354. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1916-02797-2.

- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Virgil Snyder",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews - Virgil Snyder at the Mathematics Genealogy Project