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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....See more