Mathematical Conversations

Date:
Dec
06
2023

Mathematical Conversations

Grothendieck's Nightmare and Subsequent Dreams
6:00pm|Birch Garden, Simons Hall

In Récoltes et Semailles, Grothendieck explains that, exactly once in his life, doing math had become painful for him. It was at the end of the analytic part of his career, when he was obsessed by the approximation problem. I will explain what this...