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Applications of Grothendieck's work

  1. Nov 19, 2014 #1
    Attached below is a link to an article on Grothendieck, who is regarded by some as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century (he is certainly one of the greatest if not the greatest). In the article, it states that his work has been applied to cryptography, genetics, and robotics. Can anybody explain how his field, which if I am not mistaken was algebraic geometry, has been useful in these fields, but especially genetics, since that is a field I am currently very interested in (from a biophysical standpoint).

    Here is the article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/w...grothendieck-math-enigma-dies-at-86.html?_r=0
     
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  4. Nov 19, 2014 #3
    I did not, but there are some excellent answers there, thanks for the pointer.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2014 #4
    Should I align all magnetic fields ahead.of.me. so I am pulled through the water or .. seperat them to create a horizon to slide through ??
     
  6. Nov 25, 2014 #5

    jim mcnamara

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