René Thom, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


René Thom


Date of Birth: 02-Sep-1923

Place of Birth: Montbéliard, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Date of Death: 25-Oct-2002

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About René Thom

  • René Frédéric Thom (French: [??ne t?m]; 2 September 1923 – 25 October 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).
  • He received the Fields Medal in 1958.

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