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Terry Wall is an English mathematician who has made important contributions to algebraic and differential topology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Terry Wall attended Marlborough College.
- Wall had already been awarded a fellowship at Trinity College in 1959 before the award of his doctorate and he held this fellowship until 1964.
- In addition to his fellowship, Wall was appointed a College Lecturer at Cambridge when he returned from the United States in 1961.
- In 1964 Wall moved from Cambridge to Oxford where he was appointed Reader in Mathematics and a fellow of St Catherine's College.
- Wall's research is mostly in the area of geometric topology and related algebra.
- In 1995 Wall published The geometry of topological stability written jointly with A A du Plessis.
- Wall's work has led to him receiving many awards.
- In 1990 Wall was elected a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.
- Wall retired in 1999 and was made Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool.
- Retirement certainly did not mean that Wall was less in demand as a plenary speaker at international conferences.
- Wall continues to publish important research articles, and an outstanding book Singular points of plane curves in 2004.
Born 14 December 1936, Bristol, England.
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Origin England, Topology
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive