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Publications Influence

Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

- P. Gross, N. Levitt, A. Kantrowitz
- Sociology, History
- 1994

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THE EXISTENCE OF COMBINATORIAL FORMULAE FOR CHARACTERISTIC CLASSES

Given a characteristic class on a locally ordered combinatorial manifold M there exists a cocycle which represents the class on M and is locally defined, i.e. its value on a E M depends only on the… Expand

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The flight from science and reason

"Evidence of a flight from reason is as old as human record-keeping: the 'fact' of it certainly goes back an even longer way. Flight from science specifically, among the forms of rational inquiry,… Expand

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The euler characteristic is the unique locally determined numerical homotopy invariant of finite complexes

- N. Levitt
- Mathematics, Computer Science
- Discret. Comput. Geom.
- 1 December 1992

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Algebraic and geometric topology : proceedings of a conference held at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA, July 6-13, 1983

- A. Ranicki, N. Levitt, F. Quinn
- Mathematics
- 1985

Semifree finite groups actions on compact manifolds.- Torsion in L-groups.- Higher diagonal approximations and skeletons of K(?, l)'s.- Lectures on groups of homotopy spheres.- Some remarks on local… Expand

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Prometheus Bedeviled: Science and the Contradictions of Contemporary Culture

- N. Levitt
- Sociology
- 1 June 1999

An analysis of the role science plays within American society, with suggestions for a better interchange between scientists and key US institutions. The author suggests that science, by virtue of its… Expand

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Generalized Thom spectra and transversality for spherical fibrations

- N. Levitt
- Mathematics
- 1 July 1970

1. A Poincaré duality space (abbreviated P.D. space) of dimension n ^ 0 is a finite complex M with the following property. Let M be embedded in S, k large, and let Rhea, regular neighborhood; then… Expand

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Intrinsic transversality structures.

- N. Levitt, A. Ranicki
- Mathematics
- 1 September 1987

This paper introduces the notion of an intrinsic transversality structure on a Poincare duality space X". Such a space has an intrinsic transversality structure if the embedding of X" into its… Expand

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Poincare Duality Cobordism

- N. Levitt
- Mathematics
- 1 September 1972

Consider the following problem: What is the relation between the group of oriented cobordism classes of oriented Poincare duality spaces (denoted QPD.) and the stable homotopy group wrMSG, where MSG… Expand

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