[105] The Work of Robert D. MacPherson

  • Loring W. Tu
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Abstract

Robert D. MacPherson has received the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics, a prizeof $5000 established by the AMS to commemorate the Society’s centennial in 1988. Professor MacPherson wasrecognized for “his role in the introduction and application of radically new approaches to the topologyof singular spaces including characteristic c lasses, intersection homology, perverse sheaves, and stratified Morse theory. “ The award was one of thirteen presented at the Academy’s I 29th meeting on April 27,1992.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Loring W. Tu
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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