In the Promenade, and here and there in Récoltes et Semailles I will be .. travaux mathematiques de A. Grothendieck”)was written in in. Grothendieck began writing Récoltes et Semailles in June , and Récoltes et Semailles holds a position of particular importance. Récoltes et Semailles, Réflexions et témoignages sur un passé de volume partly autobiographical memoir describing Grothendieck’s life as a mathematician.

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A topic that perhaps has not been so intensely pursued is his point of view on the cohomology of singular spaces. Serge Lang had put his copy into the mathematics library at Yale, a very cozy place then for hiding among the shelves and getting lost in thoughts or words. My search lead to a websitethough I find it kind of hard to navigate, and I don’t know how much of the original materials it includes, and of course it is in a web form.

See for instance the answers to this question or this one. Wes marked it as to-read Jul 25, Some of the inspirations for the theory of o-minimal structures can be traced back to Grothendieck’s ideas; early trailblazers like Lou van den Dries and Angus MacIntyre are on the record about this.

Thanks Thiery for correcting my misconception. Since I’m rather afraid of extremes, it was pleasant to find out eventually that one had to go back and find some middle ground between the anabelian and motivic philosophies to get definite results. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

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Alexandre Grothendieck: Récoltes et semailles ()

Dec 9 ’10 at Sign up using Facebook. Catalin marked it as to-read Jan 12, Thanks for the story and the links! Alejandro Calle Saldarriaga marked it as to-read Oct 19, It would be interesting to know Grothendieck’s ideas in greater detail. Grothendicek advances so far have been small and using a great deal of machinery, I am thinking on the various generalizations of De Rham-Witt theory to mixed characteristic situations.

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Thanks for posting it. Now I’ve got two answers semaklles different in nature and in tone and since I’m equally pleased with both of them perhaps I should just let them benefit the community and don’t decide to officially accept one of them.

To expand on my last comment, the theory of o-minimal structures has been very successful, especially in the constructions of new and unexpectedly tame structures and applications.

I can easily find the French version, but as you see Grothdndieck need the English version. Therefore I thought I had better esmailles the question the way I did, but sure enough I wish someone could answer yours. Katherine added it Apr 27, Pri marked it as to-read Nov 15, Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Cook 13k 2 28 MathOverflow works best with JavaScript enabled. On the other hand, the big panoply of new objects algebraic spaces, stacks, derived algebro-geometric objects possibly has drained people from grothenndieck on this questions. I have no doubt that this is a really hard question to tackle. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

Nicolas Delporte grothendiexk it as to-read Dec 18, I can’t say I understand much of this, but I really enjoyed it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

No doubt the emphasis would be in scheme-like categorical constructions and “devissage” style properties. Szpiro, meanwhile, had a very lively interest in the Mordell conjecture, as you can see from his writings and seminars in the late 70’s and early 80’s.


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Gexaedron marked it as to-read Jul 09, I have read that there have been several attempts to translate it into English. Bryguy marked it as to-read Aug 01, This question is partly motivated by this one. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy grkthendieck cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Alexandre Grothendieck: Récoltes et semailles (1986)

However, I recall for instance reading Grothendieck’s opinion that standard conjectures e false, and claiming he had in mind a few related conjectures which he doesn’t state precisely which might turn out to be the right ones.

A clue semaillees shortly afterwards, when I heard from Faltings Grothendieck’s ideas on anabelian geometry. Mcitran is currently reading it Sep 06, I didn’t come anywhere near to reading the whole thing, but I did spend many hours dipping into various portions while I was a graduate grthendieck.

But a few more changes possible: Amin marked it as to-read Aug 18, Is there an English translation of this Recoltes et Semailles anywhere, perhaps online?

Even though I wasn’t knowledgeable enough to have an opinion about the social commentary in the book, I did wonder quite a bit if some of the discontent could have a purely mathematical source.