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Annales de la faculte des sciences de Toulouse
Annales de la Faculte des Sciences de Toulouse is a peerreviewed international journal with a long tradition of excellence (going back to 1887 and Thomas Stieltjes). The journal periodically publishes surveys by the recipients of the Fermat Prize. The Editorial Board encourages … Continue reading
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About the work of Martin Hairer
The 2014 Fields medals were awarded to Artur Avila, Manjul Bhargava, Martin Hairer and Maryam Mirzakhani. Their works are shortly described in the IMU announcement. Artur Avila main contributions are in ergodic theory and dynamical systems. Manjul Bhargava’s are in … Continue reading
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Marc Yor (19492014)
This is with deep sadness that I learnt that my former Phd advisor Marc Yor passed away on Thursday, January 9. I remember him as an extraordinary kind and gentle person with an unlimited amount of patience and energy for … Continue reading
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Eugene Dynkin Collection of mathematics interviews
I would like to point out to the website: Eugene Dynkin Collection of mathematics interviews. It is an unvaluable source of informations full of anecdotes about several influential contemporary mathematicians. I particularly enjoyed the interview by Joseph Doob where he … Continue reading
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Differential topology with John Milnor
John Milnor is a renowned mathematician who made fundamental contributions to differential topology and was awarded the Fields medal in 1962. One of his most fundamental discoveries is the existence of several distinct differentiable structures on the 7 dimensional sphere. … Continue reading
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Richard Courant: From Göttingen to NewYork.
An interesting look into the life and career of Richard Courant:
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An “elementary” problem
A few days ago, I was told the following problem: Let E a finite set of points in the plane with the property that any line containing two points of E contains at least a third one. Show that E … Continue reading
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