# William P. Thurston, 1946--2012

@article{Gabai2015WilliamPT, title={William P. Thurston, 1946--2012}, author={David Gabai and Steven P. Kerckhoff}, journal={Notices of the American Mathematical Society}, year={2015}, volume={62}, pages={1318-1332} }

W illiam Paul Thurston, known universally as Bill, was an extraordinary mathematician whose work and ideas revolutionized many fields of mathematics, including foliations, Teichmüller theory, automorphisms of surfaces, 3-manifold topology, contact structures, hyperbolic geometry, rational maps, circle packings, incompressible surfaces, and geometrization of 3-manifolds. Bill’s influence extended far beyond his incredible insights, theorems, and conjectures; he transformed the way people think…

## 3 Citations

Intellectual generosity and the reward structure of mathematics

- PhilosophySynthese
- 2020

Prominent mathematician William Thurston was praised by other mathematicians for his intellectual generosity. But what does it mean to say Thurston was intellectually generous? And is being…

A Glimpse into Thurston’s Work

- MathematicsIn the Tradition of Thurston
- 2020

We present an overview of some significant results of Thurston and their impact on mathematics. The final version of this paper will appear as Chapter 1 of the book ``In the tradition of Thurston:…

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