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The unravelers : mathematical snapshots

Author: Jean-François Dars; Annick Lesne; Anne Papillault
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Unravelers.
Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008
(DLC) 2008011415
(OCoLC)213407419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Dars; Annick Lesne; Anne Papillault
ISBN: 9781439865354 1439865353
OCLC Number: 731034518
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue --
Dreams / Michael Atiyah --
Interval --
Pitiless reality / Alain Connes --
From Tasmania with love / Dirk Kreimer --
Puzzles / Karen Yeats --
Structured fury / Paulo Almeida --
A tartar desert / Ngô Bao Châu --
Exoticism / Paul-Olivier Dehaye --
Entr'acte --
Curiosity / Sophie de Buyl --
The paving stones of the Route de Charres / Thibault Damour --
Pause --
From 1948 to the present day / Cécile DeWitt --
Knowing, understanding, discovering / Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat --
Farewell to Alexander's sword / Arndt Benecke --
Interlude --
Dialogue on the scales of life / Annick Lesne --
Teatime --
Lost in translation / Nikita Nekrasov --
Thought technology : the pursuit of structure / Yiannis Vlassopoulos --
Mathematical physics / Ivan Todorov --
In praise of tautology / Anna Wienhard --
New worlds / Giovanni Landi --
The music pavilion / Pierre Deligne --
Long live the whale / Claire Voisin --
What does one write on it? / Jean-Marc Deshouillers --
Solidarity / Pierre Cartier --
North-South / Ali Chamseddine --
Privilege / Christophe Breuil --
What do mathematicians do? / Laurent Berger --
Fractalitas / Matilde Lalin --
Mathematics, biology and neurobiology / Jürgen Jost --
Mathematics in the biological sciences / Henry Tuckwell --
Intermezzo --
The unravelers / Katia Consani --
Long live the machine / Oscar Lanford --
Arriving in paradise / Jürg Fröhlich --
Go to the board! / Sylvie Paycha --
Lunch at IHES (1975-1995) / Dennis Sullivan --
Happy day at Bures-sur-Yvette in the sixties / Jacques Tits --
The flowers of Maths / Wendy Lowen --
The arcane in the mundane / Michael Berry --
Allegory / Nathalie Deruelle --
Coffee break --
Correspondence / Minoru Wakimoto --
Ilan / Victor Kac --
The four mysteries of the world / Mikhaïl Gromov --
Flashes / Étienne Ghys --
State of grace / David Eisenbud --
Violins / Christophe Soulé --
Mathematics as culture and knowledge / Matilde Marcolli --
A question of time / Alessandra Carbone --
"The times, they are a-changing" / Jean-François Méla --
The vision / Jean-Pierre Bourguignon --
Taming mathematics / Denis Auroux --
Three lights / Alexandr Usnich --
Beyond numbers / Maxim Kontsevitch.
Other Titles: Déchiffreurs.
Responsibility: edited by JeanFrançois Dars, Annick Lesne, Anne Papillault ; translated by Vivienne Méla.

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