Norman Steenrod

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Norman Earl Steenrod (April 22, 1910October 14, 1971) was a leading mathematician, working in the field of topology. His book The Topology of Fiber Bundles is a standard reference. In collaboration with Samuel Eilenberg, he was a founder of the axiomatic approach to homology theory.

He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and educated at Miami University and University of Michigan. He was a doctoral student of Solomon Lefschetz. He held positions at the University of Chicago from 1939 to 1942, the University of Michigan from 1942 to 1947, and then at Princeton University.

See also: Steenrod operation, Steenrod algebra.

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