# Mathematician:Raoul Bott

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## Mathematician

Hungarian-American mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry.

### Wolf Prize

Raoul Bott was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics in $\text {2000}$:

*For his deep discoveries in topology and differential geometry and their applications to Lie groups, differential operators and mathematical physics.*

## Nationality

American, of Hungarian origin

## History

- Born: September 24, 1923 in Budapest, Hungary
- Died: December 20, 2005 in San Diego, California

## Theorems and Definitions

- Atiyah-Bott Fixed-Point Theorem (with Michael Francis Atiyah)
- Borel-Bott-Weil Theorem (with Armand Borel and André Abraham Weil) (also known as Borel-Weil-Bott Theorem)
- Bott-Milnor-Kervaire 1,2,4,8 Theorem (with John Willard Milnor and Michel André Kervaire)
- Chern-Bott Formula (with Shiing-Shen Chern)

- Bott Cannibalistic Class
- Bott-Samelson Variety (with Hans Samelson)
- Morse-Bott Function (with Harold Calvin Marston Morse)

Results named for **Raoul Bott** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Raoul Bott** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1947:
*Electrical Network Theory*