On Thursday 17 February, from 16 to 17 French time, I will be a guest, together with Alain Connes and Laurent Lafforgue, at the scientific radio broadcast La Méthode Scientifique of France Culture, to talk about Grothendieck and crucial themes addressed in his recently published text Récoltes et Semailles, such as toposes and ethical issues in mathematics.
Looking forward to it!
The famous autobiographical work in two volumes by Alexander Grothendieck has just been officially published by Gallimard!
This book is a must for anyone who wants to learn about the vision inspiring Grothendieck’s discoveries and reflect on ethical and sociological issues in mathematics and beyond.
I have been invited by the Editor to contribute a short text presenting the book, to be included in a booklet sold together with it and also containing texts by other mathematicians. Here is it:
An update: Sayantan Roy @sayantan-roy has kindly translated my text into English. Here is his translation:
The volume of proceedings of the lecture series Lectures Grothendieckiennes given in the academic year 2017-2018 at the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris) is now available!
This book, which celebrates Grothendieck’s mathematical heritage, is prefaced by Peter Scholze and features contributions by Pierre Cartier, Olivia Caramello, Alain Connes, Laurent Lafforgue, Colin McLarty, Gilles Pisier, Jean-Jacques Szczeciniarz and Fernando Zalamea.
My contribution is available here:
The videos of the lectures are available from YouTube at this link.