By Connes A.

**Read Online or Download An interview with Alain Connes PDF**

**Similar geometry and topology books**

The most matters of the Siegen Topology Symposium are mirrored during this choice of sixteen examine and expository papers. They focus on differential topology and, extra particularly, round linking phenomena in three, four and better dimensions, tangent fields, immersions and different vector package deal morphisms.

**Homotopy Methods in Topological Fixed and Periodic Points Theory**

The idea of a ? xed aspect performs an important function in several branches of mat- maticsand its purposes. Informationabout the lifestyles of such pointsis frequently the the most important argument in fixing an issue. particularly, topological tools of ? xed aspect conception were an expanding concentration of curiosity over the past century.

**Calculus and Analytic Geometry, Ninth Edition**

Textbook offers a latest view of calculus improved by means of know-how. Revised and up-to-date version comprises examples and discussions that motivate scholars to imagine visually and numerically. DLC: Calculus.

- Algebraic K-Theory and its Geometric Applications
- Basic Noncommutative Geometry (Ems Series of Lectures in Mathematics)
- Surfaces Aleatoires: Mesure Geometrique Des Ensembles de Niveau
- Transformations of Cyclic Systems of Circles
- Dynamics Beyond Uniform Hyperbolicity. A Global Geometric and Probabilistic Perspective
- Geometry and Spectra of Compact Riemann Surfaces

**Additional resources for An interview with Alain Connes**

**Example text**

In mathematics the problem is not really to be a hero but to be able to be patient and to apply enough intensity in one’s research. MK But also as a teacher I think it’s important to give role models to young people, something young people can aspire to be, to emulate and look up to. 38 C I’m the worst person to be a role model. MK You are a very hard role model to try to emulate of course! GBK So you don’t have any heroes but who do you admire most? C Life forced certain mathematicians to be heroes and of course Galois is a marvelous example in that respect.

Teaching is extremely useful for several reasons. The first is that you learn to give a talk, the second is that you are forced to check things carefully. It is not an expository talk, it has to be done with all the details. There are other reasons like getting fruitful interactions with the audience. Finally there is 30 no way one can become lazy since it is very demanding over the years to produce each year enough material for 18 hours of original work. GBK Are these talks are well attended? C Yes about 70 people attend.

From my point of view the actual system in the US really discourages people who are truly original thinkers, which often goes with a slow maturation at the technical level. Also the way the young people get their position on the market creates “feudalities” namely a few fields well implanted in key universities which reproduce themselves leaving no room for new fields. 32 GBK In the US there are so many mathematicians. Their system produces about 1200 new PhD’s a year. C And they can’t find a position unless they belong to a field with the stamp of approval.