Robert Evert Stong (born August 23, 1936 in Oklahoma City; † April 10, 2008) was a US mathematician who worked on algebraic topology (in particular, cobordism theory).
Stong received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1962 under Richard Lashof(Some relations among characteristic classes and numbers). In 1966 he became Assistant Professor at Princeton University, and his lecture there on cobordism theory appeared as a then influential textbook. From the 1970s he was a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In 1975/76 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study.
In the 1980s he developed elliptic cohomology with Peter Landweber, Douglas Ravenel.
He was a Sloan Research Fellow from 1968.
- Notes on cobordism theory, Princeton University Press 1968
|ALTERNATE NAMES||Stong, Robert Evert (full name)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||23. August 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oklahoma City|
|STERBEDATUM||10. April 2008|