Talk:Frank Adams

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Thesis Title[edit]

We have given Adams's thesis title as

"On special sequences of self-obstruction invariants" .

This follows the two external links: O'Connor-Robertson and the Math. Genealogy Project. Nevertheless I think the correct title is that given in the London Math. Soc. obituary (James-Wall):

"On spectral sequences and self-obstruction invariants"

which makes much better sense and corresponds with the description of the contents of the thesis given in that obituary article.

Any views?

Ambrose H. Field 19:36, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

I believe On spectral sequences and self-obstruction invariants. Charles Matthews 21:41, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Oops, I should have caught that! Yes, of course, "spectral sequence" makes enormously more sense in this context -- after all, the "Adams spectral sequence" is named after him. Perils of copy-and-paste.... Thanks for the correction. Turgidson 04:56, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


what exatly is he known for —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 14:43, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

eh...homotopy theory, its in the article?? Billlion (talk) 20:44, 11 May 2011 (UTC)