W. B. R. Lickorish

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W. B. R. Lickorish
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W. B. R. Lickorish in Berkeley in 1974
Born 19 February 1938 (1938-02-19) (age 79)
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Mathematician
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor Erik Christopher Zeeman
Doctoral students Marc Lackenby
Known for Topology
Notable awards Chauvenet Prize (1991)
Senior Whitehead Prize (1991)

William Bernard Raymond Lickorish (born 19 February 1938) is a mathematician. He is emeritus professor of geometric topology in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge, and also an emeritus fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. His research interests include topology and knot theory. He was one of the discoverers of the HOMFLY polynomial.

Lickorish received his Ph.D from Cambridge in 1964.[1]

In 1991, Lickorish received the Senior Whitehead Prize from the London Mathematical Society.[2]

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  1. ^ W. B. R. Lickorish at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ London Mathematical Society. "List of Prizewinners". Retrieved 2015-04-01.