Monday, February 27, 2012

"Mathematics is a novel about nature and humankind"

A moving and very inspiring long video interview with Yuri Manin is now available in the series "Oral History Project" of the Simons Foundation: here's the link.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


This is just a very short post for those interested in a basic talk about Galois, his relations with the French mathematicians of his time, and a general introduction to the "theory of ambiguity". The talk is in French, available at
Do not forget to click on the "HD" symbol on the screen to get a better quality of video..

Friday, February 10, 2012

A new book: Noncommutative geometry, arithmetic, and related topics

Proceedings of the JAMI 2009 meeting on ``Noncommutative geometry, arithmetic, and related topics" Just published by Johns Hopkins University Press is available in the market now.
Happy reading!