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'''René Frédéric Thom''' (September 2, 1923 – October 25, 2002) was a French mathematician. He made his reputation as a topologist, moving on to aspects of what would be called singularity theory; he became world-famous among the wider academic community and the educated general public for one aspect of this latter interest, his work as founder of catastrophe theory (later developed by Erik Christopher Zeeman).
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'''René Frédéric Thom''' (September 2, 1923 – October 25, 2002) was a French mathematician. He made his reputation as a topologist, moving on to aspects of what would be called singularity theory; he became known as founder of catastrophe theory (later developed by Erik Christopher Zeeman).
  
==Awards==
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* 1958, the Fields Medal
 
 
 
==Books==
 
 
* "[[Media:Thom_Rene_1991_Leaving_Mathematics_for_Philosophy.pdf|Leaving Mathematics for Philosophy]]", 1991.
 
* "[[Media:Thom_Rene_1991_Leaving_Mathematics_for_Philosophy.pdf|Leaving Mathematics for Philosophy]]", 1991.
 
==Links==
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Thom Thom on Wikipedia]
 
* [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Thom Thom on French Wikipedia]
 

Latest revision as of 16:49, 4 November 2013

René Frédéric Thom (September 2, 1923 – October 25, 2002) was a French mathematician. He made his reputation as a topologist, moving on to aspects of what would be called singularity theory; he became known as founder of catastrophe theory (later developed by Erik Christopher Zeeman).

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