A History of Manifolds and Fibre Spaces: Tortoises and Hares

During the early 1930’s topology developed some of its most important notions. The first international conference on the young subject took place in Moscow 1935. Fibre spaces were introduced by H. Seifert (1907–1996). By 1950 the notions of fibre space and fibre bundle had become central in the study of algebraic topology. In that year in Bruxelles, and in… CONTINUE READING