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2022 Abel Prize: American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan

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  • March 24, 2022
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2022 Abel Prize: American mathematician Dennis P. Sullivan

Part of: Prelims

  • One of his key breakthroughs is in developing a new way of understanding rational homotopy theory, a subfield of algebraic topology.
  • Topology is a field of mathematics which was born in the nineteenth century and has to do with properties of surfaces that do not change when they are deformed. Topologically, a circle and a square are the same; similarly, surfaces of a doughnut and a coffee mug with one handle are topologically equivalent, however the surface of a sphere and a coffee mug are not equivalent.

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