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  • mikeoakes2
    ... Thank you, David, for directing us to that intriguing article about a very strange man. ... In a brief memoir about Grothendieck, Ladegaillerie wrote: I
    Message 1 of 6 , May 20, 2013
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      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
      >
      > Phil's guess about the primality of 91 was bettered by
      > Grothendieck's guess about the primality of 57:
      >
      > http://www.ams.org/notices/200410/fea-grothendieck-part2.pdf
      >
      > >> One striking characteristic of Grothendieck's
      > mode of thinking is that it seemed to rely so little
      > on examples. This can be seen in the legend of the
      > so-called "Grothendieck prime". In a mathematical
      > conversation, someone suggested to Grothendieck
      > that they should consider a particular prime number.
      > "You mean an actual number?" Grothendieck
      > asked. The other person replied, yes, an actual
      > prime number. Grothendieck suggested, "All right,
      > take 57." <<
      >

      Thank you, David, for directing us to that intriguing article about a very strange man.
      I was struck by this:
      >>
      In a brief memoir about Grothendieck,
      Ladegaillerie wrote: "I had had as professors
      in Paris some of the great mathematicians of the
      day, from Schwartz to Cartan, but Grothendieck was
      completely different, an extra-terrestrial.<<

      Mike
    • djbroadhurst
      ... http://www.ams.org/notices/200808/tx080800930p.pdf is a big file [11 MB] by the author of what will become a 3-volume biography of Grothendieck. David
      Message 2 of 6 , May 20, 2013
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        --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,
        "mikeoakes2" <mikeoakes2@...> wrote:

        > > http://www.ams.org/notices/200410/fea-grothendieck-part2.pdf
        > Thank you, David, for directing us to that intriguing article
        > about a very strange man.

        http://www.ams.org/notices/200808/tx080800930p.pdf

        is a big file [11 MB] by the author of what will
        become a 3-volume biography of Grothendieck.

        David
      • j_chrtn
        ... Lorsque j étais en classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles (ça date un peu maintenant), j avais un bouquin de corrigés d épreuves de Centrale,
        Message 3 of 6 , May 21, 2013
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          --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "mikeoakes2" wrote:
          >
          > In a brief memoir about Grothendieck,
          > Ladegaillerie wrote: "I had had as professors
          > in Paris some of the great mathematicians of the
          > day, from Schwartz to Cartan, but Grothendieck was
          > completely different, an extra-terrestrial.<<
          >
          > Mike
          >


          Lorsque j'étais en classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles
          (ça date un peu maintenant), j'avais un bouquin de corrigés
          d'épreuves de Centrale, Polytechnique, ENS, etc dans lequel il y
          avait l'illustration humoristique suivante :

          http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-p\
          repas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg
          <http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-\
          prepas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg>

          Selon la citation de Mike, sur ce dessin Grothendieck se situe
          probablement à la droite du personnage le plus à droite !

          :-)

          JL




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        • yasep16
          ckickable, non-wrapped link : http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-prepas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg somehow, the one on the
          Message 4 of 6 , May 21, 2013
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            ckickable, non-wrapped link :
            http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-prepas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg

            somehow, the one on the right is the least scary...

            Le 2013-05-21 10:44, j_chrtn a écrit :
            > Lorsque j'étais en classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles
            > (ça date un peu maintenant), j'avais un bouquin de corrigés
            > d'épreuves de Centrale, Polytechnique, ENS, etc dans lequel il y
            > avait l'illustration humoristique suivante :
            >
            >
            > http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-p\
            > repas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg
            >
            > <http://www.1000-annonces.com/agrege-et-kholleur-de-physique-en-classes-\
            > prepas-IMGH1342442936_alien.jpg>
            >
            > Selon la citation de Mike, sur ce dessin Grothendieck se situe
            > probablement à la droite du personnage le plus à droite !
            >
            > :-)
            >
            > JL

            YG
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