Person: Browder (2), William
William Browder is an American mathematician, specialising in algebraic topology, differential topology and differential geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 All three boys have become leading mathematicians and so we should begin by giving some details of their parents Earl and Raissa Browder.
 Earl Browder returned to the United States in 1929 but Raissa remained in Moscow until 1933.
 For the next sixteen years the Browders waged a legal battle to prevent her deportation.
 This convinced Browder that his talents were in mathematics rather than physics so, after graduating with a B.S. from MIT in 1954, he began graduate studies in mathematics at Princeton University.
 Browder was appointed as an Instructor in Mathematics at the University of Rochester in 1957.
 Browder received a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1958 for his thesis Homology of Loop Spaces.
 Frank Adams calls this last mentioned paper "a remarkable study in the homology of Hspaces." Browder was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor at Cornell University in 1961.
 Browder was one of the inventors of surgery theory, which unifies methods and techniques from several branches of topology and applies them to the classification of highdimensional manifolds.
 Browder published the book Surgery on simplyconnected manifolds in 1972.
 Browder has given remarkable service to the American Mathematical Society over many years.
 Beginning with the historical roots of these questions, Browder concentrated on familiar examples such as the sphere, the nnnsphere, or a product of spheres of different dimensions.
 In addition to his work for the American Mathematical Society, Browder has contributed to the mathematical scene in many other ways.
 Browder has received (and continues to receive) honours for his outstanding contributions.
 The American Mathematical Society held a Special Session on Homotopy Theory at their Spring Meeting in Lawrenceville in April 2004 in honour of Browder's 70th birthday.
 Let us end this biography by quoting Browder's Statement when standing for the Nominating Committee of the American Mathematical Society in 1998.
Born 6 January 1934, New York City, New York, USA.
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