Robert Thomason

Robert (Bob) Wayne Thomason (5 Nov 1952-Nov 1995) was an American mathematician. Towards the end of his short life, he worked in Max Karoubi‘s lab. at Paris VII. His main contributions were in homotopy theory, algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory, where he carefully used advanced category theoretic methods.

On homotopy fixed points (homotopy limits over group actions):

- Robert Thomason,
*The homotopy limit problem*, pages 407-419 in: Haynes Miller, Stewart Priddy (eds.)*Proceedings of the Northwestern Homotopy Theory Conference*, Contemporary Mathematics**19**, AMS 1983 (doi:10.1090/conm/019, pdf)

- R. W. Thomason, Thomas Trobaugh,
*Higher algebraic K-theory of schemes and of derived categories*,*The Grothendieck Festschrift*, 1990, 247-435.

Introducing the Thomason model structure:

- R. W. Thomason,
*Cat as a closed model category*, Cahiers Topologie Géom. Différentielle**21**, no. 3 (1980), pp. 305–324. MR0591388 (82b:18005) (numdam:CTGDC_1980__21_3_305_0)

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