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Allen Hatcher

Allen Edward Hatcher is an American topologist and also a noted author. His book Algebraic Topology, which is the first in a series, is considered by many to be one of the best introductions to the subject. He received his Ph.D. under the advisorship of Hans Samelson at Stanford University in 1971. He went on to become a professor in UCLA. Since 1985 he has been a professor at Cornell University. His students include Ulrich Oertel, Kiyoshi Igusa, Mark Brittenham, Charles Delman, and Rachel Roberts.