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Robert Wayne Thomason (5 Nov 1952 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA – Nov 1995 Paris, France) was an American mathematician who worked on algebraic K-theory. His results include a proof that all infinite loop space machines are in some sense equivalent, and his work on the Quillen–Lichtenbaum conjecture.

May, J. Peter; Thomason, R. (1978), "The uniqueness of infinite loop space machines", Topology. An International Journal of Mathematics 17 (3): 205–224, doi:10.1016/0040-9383(78)90026-5, ISSN 0040-9383, MR508885
Thomason, Robert W. (1985), "Algebraic K-theory and étale cohomology", Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure, Quatrième Série 18 (3): 437–552, ISSN 0012-9593, MR826102 Erratum
Thomason, Robert W.; Trobaugh, Thomas (1990), "Higher algebraic K-theory of schemes and of derived categories", The Grothendieck Festschrift, Vol. III, Progr. Math., 88, Boston, MA: Birkhäuser Boston, pp. 247–435, doi:10.1007/978-0-8176-4576-2_10, ISBN 978-0-8176-3487-2, MR1106918
Thomason, Robert W. (1991), "The local to global principle in algebraic K-theory", in Satake, Ichirô, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. I (Kyoto, 1990), Tokyo: Math. Soc. Japan, pp. 381–394, ISBN 978-4-431-70047-0, MR1159226


Bak, Anthony; Weibel, Charles (1997), "A tribute to Robert Wayne Thomason (1952–1995)", K-Theory 12 (1): 1–2, doi:10.1023/A:1007709906247, ISSN 0920-3036, MR1466621
O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Robert Wayne Thomason", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
Snaith, Victor (1997), "Robert Wayne Thomason. 1952–1995", Algebraic K-theory (Toronto, ON, 1996), Fields Inst. Commun., 16, Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, pp. ix–xiii, MR1466969
Weibel, Charles A. (1996), "Robert W. Thomason (1952–1995)", Notices of the American Mathematical Society 43 (8): 860–862, ISSN 0002-9920
Weibel, Charles A. (1997), "The mathematical enterprises of Robert Thomason", American Mathematical Society. Bulletin. New Series 34 (1): 1–13, doi:10.1090/S0273-0979-97-00707-6, ISSN 0002-9904, MR1401423

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