**Morton Brown** (born August 12, 1931, in New York City, New York) is an American mathematician, who specializes in geometric topology.

In 1958 Brown earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under R. H. Bing. From 1960 to 1962 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study. Afterwards he became a professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

With Barry Mazur in 1965 he won the Oswald Veblen prize^{[1]} for their independent and nearly simultaneous proofs of the generalized Schoenflies hypothesis^{[2]} in geometric topology. Brown's short proof was elementary and fully general. Mazur's proof was also elementary, but it used a special assumption which was removed via later work of Morse.

In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[3]}

## References

**^**https://www.ams.org/profession/prizes-awards/ams-prizes/veblen-prize**^**Brown, Morton (1960). "A proof of the generalized Schoenflies theorem".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**66**(2): 74–76. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1960-10400-4. MR0117695**^**List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.