Raoul Bott

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Raoul Bott (September 24, 1923 – December 20, 2005)[1] was a Hungarian-American mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse–Bott functions which he used in this context, and the Borel–Bott–Weil theorem.

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Raoul Bott
Raoul Bott in 1986
Born(1923-09-24)September 24, 1923
DiedDecember 20, 2005(2005-12-20) (aged 82)
NationalityHungarian American
Alma materMcGill University
Carnegie Mellon University
Known forBott cannibalistic class
Bott periodicity theorem
Bott residue formula
Bott–Duffin synthesis
Bott–Samelson resolution
Bott–Taubes polytope
Bott–Virasoro group
Atiyah–Bott formula
Atiyah–Bott fixed-point theorem
Borel–Weil–Bott theorem
Morse–Bott theory
AwardsVeblen Prize (1964)
Jeffery–Williams Prize (1983)
National Medal of Science (1987)
Steele Prize (1990)
Wolf Prize (2000)
ForMemRS (2005)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Harvard University
Doctoral advisorRichard Duffin
Doctoral students