A mathematician grappling with his century (Mathématicien aux prises avec le siecle) (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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A mathematician grappling with his century (Mathématicien aux prises avec le siecle)

Author: Laurent Schwartz
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of his life in the context of his century provides for future generations an inspiring testimonial from an extraordinary mathematician and thinker.

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Schwartz
ISBN: 3764360526 9783764360528 0817660526 9780817660529
OCLC Number: 909300863
Description: VIII, 490 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Garden of Eden.- I The Revelation of Mathematics.- II A Student at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Love.- III Trotskyist.- IV A Researcher in the War.- V The War Against the Jews.- VI The Invention of Distributions.- VII Militating, Teaching, Research.- VIII International Recognition.- IX The Algerian Involvement.- X For an Independent Viet-Nam.- XI The Distant War in Afghanistan.- XII The Committee of Mathematicians.
Responsibility: Laurent Schwartz ; translated from the French by Leila Schneps.

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"Laurent Schwartz is a strategist of ideas, within mathematics and without. He is a great communicator who has drawn huge audiences and conveyed to them the fragrance of research, or the joy of Read more...

 
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