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Professor Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman



Erik Christopher Zeeman in 1980, courtesy MFO


Born  
Died  13 February 2016 
(aged 91)
Citizenship  British 
Alma mater  Christ's College, Cambridge 
Known for  Catastrophe theory Geometric topology Singularity theory 
Awards  Senior Whitehead Prize (1982) Faraday Medal (1988) David Crighton Medal (2006) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  University of Cambridge University of Warwick, England Oxford University, England Gresham College, England 
Doctoral advisor  Shaun Wylie 
Doctoral students  Mark Anthony Armstrong Peter Buneman David Epstein John F. P. Hudson Ray Lickorish Anthony Manning Tim Poston Colin Rourke Jaroslav Stark David Trotman Terry Wall and 18 others 
Notes  
Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman FRS (4 February 1925 – 13 February 2016), was a British mathematician. He was known for his work in geometric topology and singularity theory. Zeeman's main contributions to mathematics were in topology, particularly in knot theory, the piecewise linear category, and dynamical systems.
 O'Connor, John J; Edmund F. Robertson "Christopher Zeeman". MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
 Zeeman's Catastrophe Machine


 "The Cusp of Catastrophe: René Thom, Christopher Zeeman and Denis Postle" in Maps of the Mind Charles HampdenTurner. Collier Books, 1981. ISBN: 9780855332938


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