Tim Poston

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Tim Poston
Born (1945-06-19) 19 June 1945 (age 70)
Residence India and Singapore
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Mathematics
Institutions National Institute of Advanced Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz
Battelle Institute
National University of Singapore
Alma mater University of Warwick[1]
University of Hull
Academic advisors Erik Christopher Zeeman Roger Penrose
Known for Catastrophe theory, Topology

Timothy (Tim) Poston (born 19 June 1945 in St Albans, Hertfordshire) is an English mathematician best known for his work on catastrophe theory. His 1972 Ph.D at the University of Warwick was directed by Christopher Zeeman on "Fuzzy Geometry". Less well known was his role as active founding member of COUM Transmissions performance group with Genesis P-Orridge. They studied at Hull University together. Tim Poston wrote texts and advised COUM on physics and maths 1968-1978.Tim Poston remains "Scientific Adviser" to P-Orridge to the present. His books on catastrophe theory and on differential geometry and relativity are still in print after a third of a century.

Works published[edit]

  • Tensor Geometry: The Geometric Viewpoint and its Uses with T. J. Dodson [2]


  1. ^ "Mathematics Genealogy Project: Tim Poston". North Dakota State University. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Tensor Geometry: The Geometric Viewpoint and its Uses (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (Hardcover)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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