Haupt obtained his PhD in 1911 under the supervision of Georg Rost and Emil Hilb at the University of Würzburg, and became a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He retired from teaching in 1953, but continued his mathematical research for many subsequent years.
Research and publications
Haupt specialized in geometry and real analysis; many of his research publications related to the four-vertex theorem on local minima and maxima of curvature. He also wrote textbooks on algebra and calculus.
Awards and honors
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- Otto Haupt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Jacobs, Konrad (1987), "Otto Haupt: Centenarian mathematician", The Mathematical Intelligencer, 9 (4): 50–51, doi:10.1007/BF03023732.
- Bauer, Heinz (1987), "Otto Haupt — Zum 100. Geburtstag", Aequationes Mathematicae (in German), 32 (1): 1–5, doi:10.1007/BF02311293.
- Jahrbuch der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1988, p. 236: "Haupt war Ehrendoktor der Universitäten Bonn, Würzburg und Nantes".