Mathematician:René Frédéric Thom

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Mathematician

French mathematician who worked as a topologist, then moved on to aspects of what would later be called singularity theory.

One of the founders of catastrophe theory.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 2 September 1923 in Montbéliard, Doubs, France
  • Died: 25 October 2002 in Bures-sur-Yvette, France


Theorems and Definitions


Publications

  • 1952: Espaces fibrés en sphères et carrés de Steenrod (Ann. Sci. École Norm. Sup. Ser. 3 Vol. 69: 109 – 182)
  • 1954: Quelques propriétés globales des variétés différentiables (Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici Vol. 28: 17 – 86)
  • 1969: Ensembles et morphismes stratifiés (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. Vol. 75: 240 – 284)
  • 1972: Structural Stability and Morphogenesis
  • 1990: Semio Physics: A Sketch


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