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Description - Structural Stability And Morphogenesis by Rene Thom

The title of this book is Structural Stability And Morphogenesis and is written by author Rene Thom. The book Structural Stability And Morphogenesis is published by INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US. The ISBN of this book is 9780201406856 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Structural Stability And Morphogenesis by Rene Thom.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780201406856
ISBN-10: 0201406853
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 154mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publish Date: 21-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rene Thom

Rene Thom, professor at I.H.E.S., Bures-sur-Yvette since 1963, he was born in Montbeliard, France on September 2, 1923. Professor Thom studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Paris from 1943-46, and obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences in 1951. After a year spent at a graduate college of Princeton University, he was professor at the faculty of sciences of Strasbourg University from 1954-1963. In 1954 Professor Thom invented and developed the theory of cobordism in algebraic topology. This classification of manifolds used homotopy theory in a fundamental way and became a prime example of a general cohomology theory. For this work, Professor Thom received the Field Medal in 1958. Later on at I.H.E.S., he originated, with E. C. Zeeman, the celebrated Catastrophe Theory. Professor Thom is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academie des Sciences de Paris, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (DRG), and the Academy of Sciences of Brazil.