Tim Poston

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Tim Poston
Tim Poston at his residence in Bangalore, India, on 30 May 2016
Born (1945-06-19) 19 June 1945 (age 72)
Residence India and Singapore
Nationality British
Fields Mathematics
Institutions National Institute of Advanced Studies[1]
University of California, Santa Cruz
Battelle Institute
National University of Singapore
Alma mater University of Warwick[2]
University of Hull[3]
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". Tim specializes in geometry, graphics, algorithm design, human-computer interaction, medical imaging, patent writing and singularity theory.[4] His books on catastrophe theory and on differential geometry and relativity are still in print after a third of a century.

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.



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