Peter Johnstone (mathematician)
|Born||1948 (age 72–73)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Category theory|
|Awards||Whitehead Prize (1979)|
|Thesis||Some Aspects of Internal Category Theory in an Elementary Topos (1974)|
|Doctoral advisor||John Frank Adams|
Peter Tennant Johnstone (born 1948) is Professor of the Foundations of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of St. John's College. He invented or developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in topos theory. His thesis, completed at the University of Cambridge in 1974, was entitled "Some Aspects of Internal Category Theory in an Elementary Topos".
- — "[F]ar too hard to read, and not for the faint-hearted"
- Johnstone, Peter (1982), Stone Spaces, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-33779-3, Zbl 0499.54001.
- Johnstone, Peter (1987), Notes on Logic and Set Theory, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-33692-5.
- Johnstone, Peter (2002), Sketches of an Elephant: A Topos Theory Compendium. I, II, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-852496-0, Zbl 1071.18002 (v.3 in preparation)
- The list of Whitehead Prize winners, retrieved 2019-10-10.
- "Fellows of St. John's College 2009". Cambridge University Reporter. 2009-10-02.
- "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Peter Johnstone".
- Hunt, Chris, William McGonagall: Collected Poems, Birlinn, 2006, px
- An anonymous referee, as quoted by Johnstone in his Sketches of an elephant, p. ix.