nLab Norman Steenrod

Normal Earl Steenrod was an algebraic topologist working at Princeton University.

He got his PhD from Princeton in 1936, advised by Solomon Lefschetz.

His PhD students include George Whitehead, Edwin Spanier, William Massey, Jose Adem, Franklin Peterson, Emery Thomas, Peter Freyd, Samuel Gitler, Wu-Chung Hsiang?.

Selected writings

On twisted ordinary cohomology:

  • Norman Steenrod, Homology With Local Coefficients, Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct., 1943), pp. 610-627 (jstor:1969099)

Introducing the Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms for ordinary cohomology:

On algebraic topology:

On extensions (such as in the Tietze extension theorem), ordinary cohomology, Eilenberg-MacLane spaces, cohomology operations:

On compactly generated topological spaces as a convenient category of topological spaces:

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