William Paul "Bill" Thurston (1946 - 2012) MP

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Place of Burial: Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Death: Died in Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
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About William Paul "Bill" Thurston

William Paul "Bill" Thurston (October 30, 1946 - August 21, 2012) was an American mathematician. He was a pioneer in the field of low-dimensional topology. In 1982, he was awarded the Fields Medal for his contributions to the study of 3-manifolds.

Thurston was born in Washington, D.C. to a Margaret Thurston, a homemaker, and Paul Thurston, an aeronautical engineer.

Thurston died on August 21, 2012, at the age of 65, in Rochester, New York, after a battle for two years with melanoma.

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1946
October 30, 1946
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
2012
August 21, 2012
Age 65
Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
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