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An educated man... is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.

#### Raoul Bott

**Born:**September 24, 1923

**Died:**December 20, 2005

**(aged 82)**

**Bio:**Raoul Bott, ForMemRS was a Hungarian-American mathematician known for numerous basic contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse Bott functions which he used in this context, and the Borel Bott Weil theorem.

**Known for:**

- Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology (1982)
- Graduate Texts in Mathematics
- Raoul Bott Collected Papers (1994)
- Topology and Lie Groups (1994)