MA5311. About John Milnor

John Milnor is a renowned mathematician who made fundamental contributions to differential topology and was awarded the Fields medal in 1962. One of his most striking result is the existence of several distinct differentiable structures on the 7 dimensional sphere (!).

The following video is an introductory lecture to differential topology given in 1965. The first 26 minutes will give you a good overview of what differential topology is about.

 

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