René Thom

1923 - 2002

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René Thom is known for his development of catastrophe theory, a mathematical treatment of continuous action producing a discontinuous result.
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List of References (7 books/articles)

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  1. Obituary: The Times
  2. Obituary: The Guardian
  3. Obituary: The Telegraph

Honours awarded to René Thom
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Speaker at International Congress1958
Fields Medal1958
Dutch Mathematical Society Brouwer Medal1970
SIAM John von Neumann Lecture1976
LMS Honorary Member1990


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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