W. B. R. Lickorish
|W. B. R. Lickorish|
W. B. R. Lickorish in Berkeley in 1974
|Born||19 February 1938 (age 79)|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Doctoral advisor||Erik Christopher Zeeman|
|Doctoral students||Marc Lackenby|
|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, W.B.R. (November 1962). "A Representation of Orientable Combinatorial 3-Manifolds". The Annals of Mathematics. 76 (3): 531–540. doi:10.2307/1970373. JSTOR 1970373.
- Freyd, P.; Yetter, D.; Hoste, J.; Lickorish, W.B.R.; Millett, K.; Ocneanu, A. (1985). "A New Polynomial Invariant of Knots and Links". Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society. 12 (2): 239–246. doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-1985-15361-3.
- Lickorish, W.B.R. (1997). An Introduction to Knot Theory. Graduate Texts in Mathematics 175. Springer. ISBN 0-387-98254-X.