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Robert Thomason

Robert (Bob) Wayne Thomason (5 Nov 1952-Nov 1995) was an American mathematician. Towards the end of his short life, he worked in Max Karoubi‘s lab. at Paris VII. His main contributions were in homotopy theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory, where he carefully used advanced category theoretic methods.

Selected writings

On homotopy fixed points (homotopy limits over group actions):

On algebraic K-theory:

  • R. W. Thomason, Thomas Trobaugh, Higher algebraic K-theory of schemes and of derived categories, The Grothendieck Festschrift, 1990, 247-435.

Introducing the Thomason model structure:

  • R. W. Thomason, Cat as a closed model category, Cahiers Topologie Géom. Différentielle 21, no. 3 (1980), pp. 305–324. MR0591388 (82b:18005) (numdam:CTGDC_1980__21_3_305_0)
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