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News Alexander Grothendieck is no longer with us

  1. Nov 14, 2014 #1
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  3. Nov 14, 2014 #2


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    I know nothing of math beyond what I took for my physics degree (translated for PF mathematicians, that means "nothing at all"). Wow, what an impressive life! It's a shame he retreated so early from mainstream academics.
  4. Nov 14, 2014 #3
    I was surprised at the depth of his life as well. I had only known of his remarkable contributions to mathematics. A very interesting life!
  5. Nov 15, 2014 #4


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    'What is a metre?'

    They're still trying to figure that one out. It's hard, 'cuz the answer keeps changing.
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