Alexandre Grothendieck: a mathematical portrait / Leila Schneps

Auteur secondaire : Schneps, Leila (1969-) - Editeur scientifique ; Grothendieck, Alexandre (1928-2014) - Personne honoréeType de document: MonographieLangue: anglaisPays: Etats UnisÉditeur: Somerville (MA.) : International Press of Boston, cop. 2014Description: 1 vol. (VIII-307 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm ISBN: 9781571462824 ; rel. Note: ... The book is a collection of thirteen articles written by authors who knew Alexandre Grothendieck personally, including former friends, colleagues, students, and collaborators. Their aim is to provide some explanation of what made Grothendieck such a unique mathematician, what the nature of his mathematical thought was, and how his overall mathematical impact shaped their own research work. Accordingly, these articles do not concentrate on specific mathematical contents of Grothendieck’s gigantic work, but instead on the characteristic traits of his tackling of problems: maximum generality, structuralism, fundamental simplicity of new approaches, ingenious generalizations of classical concepts, technical prowess, etc. Each of the articles is devoted to one or another aspect of Grothendieck’s contributions, accompanied with personal impressions, memories, anecdotes, and biographical insertions. ... (Zentralblatt)Bibliographie: Bibliogr. en fin de contribution. Notes bibliogr.. Sujets MSC: 01A70 History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
01A72 History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- Schools of mathematics
01A60 History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- 20th century
14-03 Algebraic geometry -- Historical
46-03 Functional analysis -- Historical
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... The book is a collection of thirteen articles written by authors who knew Alexandre Grothendieck personally, including former friends, colleagues, students, and collaborators. Their aim is to provide some explanation of what made Grothendieck such a unique mathematician, what the nature of his mathematical thought was, and how his overall mathematical impact shaped their own research work. Accordingly, these articles do not concentrate on specific mathematical contents of Grothendieck’s gigantic work, but instead on the characteristic traits of his tackling of problems: maximum generality, structuralism, fundamental simplicity of new approaches, ingenious generalizations of classical concepts, technical prowess, etc. Each of the articles is devoted to one or another aspect of Grothendieck’s contributions, accompanied with personal impressions, memories, anecdotes, and biographical insertions. ... (Zentralblatt)

Bibliogr. en fin de contribution. Notes bibliogr.

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