William Browder (mathematician)

William Browder
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Born (1934-01-06) January 6, 1934 (age 89)
New York City, US
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BS)
Princeton University (MS, PhD)
Known forSurgery theory method for classifying high-dimensional manifolds
RelativesFelix Browder (brother)
Andrew Browder (brother)
Bill Browder (nephew)
Joshua Browder (great-nephew)
Scientific career
InstitutionsPrinceton University
Doctoral advisorJohn Coleman Moore
Doctoral students

William Browder (born January 6, 1934)[1][2] is an American mathematician, specializing in algebraic topology, differential topology and differential geometry. Browder was one of the pioneers with Sergei Novikov, Dennis Sullivan and C. T. C. Wall of the surgery theory method for classifying high-dimensional manifolds. He served as president of the American Mathematical Society until 1990.

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  2. ^ Curriculum vitae from Browder's web site, retrieved 2010-10-06.

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