Memories of Raoul Bott

  • Dennis Sullivan
Part of the Contemporary Mathematicians book series (CM)


In fall ’69 I arrived in the Boston area driving across the country from Berkeley to take up a fellowship at MIT. A big attraction was to learn more about differential geometry mathematics from Raoul Bott. Right away Raoul tried to help me find an apartment in Cambridge.


  1. [BT]
    R. Bott and L. W. Tu, Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology, revised 3rd printing, Springer, New York, 1995.Google Scholar
  2. [SR]
    D. Sullivan, Geometric topology: localization, periodicity and Galois symmetry: the 1970 MIT notes, edited by A. Ranicki, Springer Netherlands, 2005.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Sullivan
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe Graduate Center, CUNYNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSUNY, Stony BrookNYUSA

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