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A mathematician grappling with his century

Author: Laurent Schwartz
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Biography
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Named Person: Laurent Schwartz; Schwartz; Laurent Schwartz; Laurent Schwartz; Laurent Schwartz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Schwartz
ISBN: 3764360526 9783764360528
OCLC Number: 247532875
Description: VIII, 490 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 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.
Other Titles: Mathématicien aux prises avec le siècle .
Responsibility: Laurent Schwartz. Transl. from the French by Leila Schneps.

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