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Christopher Zeeman

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Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman FRS (4 February 1925 – 13 February 2016), was a British mathematician, known for his work in geometric topology and singularity theory. [1]

76 relations: Brown University, C. T. C. Wall, Catastrophe theory, Christ's College, Cambridge, Christ's Hospital, Cohomology, Colin P. Rourke, Collier Books, David B. A. Epstein, David Fowler (mathematician), David Trotman, Denmark, Dennis Sullivan, Doctor of Philosophy, Dynamical system, England, Fellow of the Royal Society, Flying officer, Geoffrey Warnock, Geometric topology, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Gresham College, Gresham Professor of Geometry, Harkness Fellowship, Hertford College, Oxford, Homology (mathematics), Horsham, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Intersection homology, Japan, John Horton Conway, John N. Mather, Knight Bachelor, Knot theory, List of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers, London Mathematical Society, Mark Goresky, Mary Lou Zeeman, Master of Arts (Oxbridge and Dublin), Mathematical Association, Mathematician, Michael Faraday Prize, Nicolette Zeeman, Peter Buneman, Piecewise linear manifold, Poincaré conjecture, Poincaré duality, Princeton University, Principal (academia), ..., René Thom, Robert MacPherson (mathematician), Royal Air Force, Royal Institution, Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Senior Whitehead Prize, Shaun Wylie, Singularity theory, Spectral sequence, Stallings–Zeeman theorem, Stephen Smale, The Oxford Times, Tim Poston, Topological space, Topology, United Kingdom, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, W. B. R. Lickorish, Walter Bodmer, West Sussex, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Zeeman's comparison theorem, 1991 Birthday Honours. Expand index (26 more) »

Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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C. T. C. Wall

Charles Terence Clegg "Terry" Wall (born 14 December 1936) is a British mathematician, educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge.

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Catastrophe theory

In mathematics, catastrophe theory is a branch of bifurcation theory in the study of dynamical systems; it is also a particular special case of more general singularity theory in geometry.

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Christ's College, Cambridge

Christ's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

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Christ's Hospital

Christ's Hospital, known colloquially as the Bluecoat School, is an English co-educational independent day and boarding school located in Southwater, south of Horsham in West Sussex.

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Cohomology

In mathematics, specifically in homology theory and algebraic topology, cohomology is a general term for a sequence of abelian groups associated to a topological space, often defined from a cochain complex.

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Colin P. Rourke

Colin Rourke (born 1 January 1943) is a British mathematician, who has published papers in PL topology, low-dimensional topology, differential topology, group theory, relativity and cosmology.

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Collier Books

Collier Books was a publisher established by the Collier family.

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David B. A. Epstein

David Bernard Alper Epstein FRS (b. 1937) is a mathematician known for his work in hyperbolic geometry, 3-manifolds, and group theory, amongst other fields.

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David Fowler (mathematician)

David Herbert Fowler (28 April 1937 – 13 April 2004) was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory (using the process he called anthyphairesis).

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David Trotman

David John Angelo Trotman (born 27 September 1951) is a mathematician, with dual British and French nationality.

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Denmark

Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Dennis Sullivan

Dennis Parnell Sullivan (born February 12, 1941) is an American mathematician.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Dynamical system

In mathematics, a dynamical system is a system in which a function describes the time dependence of a point in a geometrical space.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Fellow of the Royal Society

Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science".

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Flying officer

Flying officer (Fg Off in the RAF and IAF; FLGOFF in the RAAF; FGOFF in the RNZAF; formerly F/O in all services and still frequently in the RAF) is a junior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.

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Geoffrey Warnock

Sir Geoffrey James Warnock (16 August 1923 – 8 October 1995) was a philosopher and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University.

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Geometric topology

In mathematics, geometric topology is the study of manifolds and maps between them, particularly embeddings of one manifold into another.

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Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College (often referred to simply as Caius) is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.

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Gresham College

Gresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnard's Inn Hall off Holborn in Central London, England.

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Gresham Professor of Geometry

The Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public.

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Harkness Fellowship

The Harkness Fellowships (previously known as the Commonwealth Fund Fellowships) are a programme run by the Commonwealth Fund of New York City.

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Hertford College, Oxford

Hertford College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.

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Homology (mathematics)

In mathematics, homology is a general way of associating a sequence of algebraic objects such as abelian groups or modules to other mathematical objects such as topological spaces.

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Horsham

Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England.

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Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

The Institut des hautes études scientifiques (IHÉS; English: Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies) is a French institute supporting advanced research in mathematics and theoretical physics.

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Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK's chartered professional body for mathematicians and one of the UK's learned societies for mathematics (the other main one being the London Mathematical Society).

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Intersection homology

In topology, a branch of mathematics, intersection homology is an analogue of singular homology especially well-suited for the study of singular spaces, discovered by Mark Goresky and Robert MacPherson in the fall of 1974 and developed by them over the next few years.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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John Horton Conway

John Horton Conway FRS (born 26 December 1937) is an English mathematician active in the theory of finite groups, knot theory, number theory, combinatorial game theory and coding theory.

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John N. Mather

John Norman Mather (June 9, 1942 – January 28, 2017) was a mathematician at Princeton University known for his work on singularity theory and Hamiltonian dynamics.

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Knight Bachelor

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.

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Knot theory

In topology, knot theory is the study of mathematical knots.

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List of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers

This is a list of International Congresses of Mathematicians Plenary and Invited Speakers.

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London Mathematical Society

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) is one of the United Kingdom's learned societies for mathematics (the others being the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)).

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Mark Goresky

Robert Mark Goresky (born 1950) is a Canadian mathematician who invented intersection homology with Robert MacPherson.

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Mary Lou Zeeman

Mary Lou Zeeman is a British mathematician at Bowdoin College in the US, where she is chair of the mathematics department and R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics.

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Master of Arts (Oxbridge and Dublin)

In the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, Bachelors of Arts with Honours of these universities are promoted to the title of Master of Arts or Master in Arts (MA) on application after six or seven years' seniority as members of the university (including years as an undergraduate).

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Mathematical Association

The Mathematical Association is a professional society concerned with mathematics education in the UK.

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Mathematician

A mathematician is someone who uses an extensive knowledge of mathematics in his or her work, typically to solve mathematical problems.

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Michael Faraday Prize

The Michael Faraday Prize is awarded by the Royal Society of London for "excellence in communicating science to UK audiences".

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Nicolette Zeeman

Nicolette "Nicky" Zeeman (born 3 December 1956) is a British literary scholar.

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Peter Buneman

Oscar Peter Buneman, (born 1943) is a British computer scientist who works in the areas of database systems and database theory.

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Piecewise linear manifold

In mathematics, a piecewise linear (PL) manifold is a topological manifold together with a piecewise linear structure on it.

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Poincaré conjecture

In mathematics, the Poincaré conjecture is a theorem about the characterization of the 3-sphere, which is the hypersphere that bounds the unit ball in four-dimensional space.

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Poincaré duality

In mathematics, the Poincaré duality theorem, named after Henri Poincaré, is a basic result on the structure of the homology and cohomology groups of manifolds.

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Principal (academia)

The principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a university or college in certain parts of the Commonwealth.

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René Thom

René Frédéric Thom (2 September 1923 – 25 October 2002) was a French mathematician.

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Robert MacPherson (mathematician)

Robert Duncan MacPherson (born May 25, 1944) is an American mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Institution

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (often abbreviated as the Royal Institution or Ri) is an organisation devoted to scientific education and research, based in London.

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are a series of lectures on a single topic each, which have been held at the Royal Institution in London each year since 1825, missing 1939–42 because of the Second World War.

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Senior Whitehead Prize

The Senior Whitehead Prize of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) is now awarded in odd numbered years in memory of John Henry Constantine Whitehead, president of the LMS between 1953 and 1955.

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Shaun Wylie

Shaun Wylie (17 January 1913 – 2 October 2009, The Times, 5 November 2009., Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK.) was a British mathematician and World War II codebreaker.

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Singularity theory

In mathematics, singularity theory studies spaces that are almost manifolds, but not quite.

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Spectral sequence

In homological algebra and algebraic topology, a spectral sequence is a means of computing homology groups by taking successive approximations.

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Stallings–Zeeman theorem

In mathematics, the Stallings–Zeeman theorem is a result in algebraic topology, used in the proof of the Poincaré conjecture for dimension greater than or equal to five.

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Stephen Smale

Stephen Smale (born July 15, 1930) is an American mathematician from Flint, Michigan.

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The Oxford Times

The Oxford Times is a weekly newspaper, published each Thursday in Oxford, England.

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Tim Poston

Timothy "Tim" Poston (born 19 June 1945 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, died 22 August 2017, Bangalore, India) was an English mathematician best known for his work on catastrophe theory.

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Topological space

In topology and related branches of mathematics, a topological space may be defined as a set of points, along with a set of neighbourhoods for each point, satisfying a set of axioms relating points and neighbourhoods.

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Topology

In mathematics, topology (from the Greek τόπος, place, and λόγος, study) is concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching, crumpling and bending, but not tearing or gluing.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private, non-profit research university in Chicago, Illinois.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a plate glass research university in Coventry, England.

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W. B. R. Lickorish

William Bernard Raymond Lickorish (born 19 February 1938) is a mathematician.

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Walter Bodmer

Sir Walter Fred Bodmer FRS HonFRSE (born 10 January 1936 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is a German-born British human geneticist.

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West Sussex

West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel.

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Woodstock is a market town and civil parish northwest of Oxford in Oxfordshire, England.

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Zeeman's comparison theorem

In homological algebra, Zeeman's comparison theorem, introduced by, gives conditions for a morphism of spectral sequences to be an isomorphism.

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1991 Birthday Honours

The Birthday Honours 1991 for the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, were announced on 14 June 1991, to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday of 1991.

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References

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