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Professor Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman
Erik Christopher Zeeman in 1980, courtesy MFO
|Died||13 February 2016
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
|Known for||Catastrophe theory
|Awards||Senior Whitehead Prize (1982)
Faraday Medal (1988)
David Crighton Medal (2006)
|Institutions||University of Cambridge
University of Warwick, England
Oxford University, England
Gresham College, England
|Doctoral advisor||Shaun Wylie|
|Doctoral students||Mark Anthony Armstrong
John F. P. Hudson
and 18 others
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 Hampden-Turner. Collier Books, 1981. ISBN: 978-0-85533-293-8
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