Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Maybe the best mathematician living at the moment

according to J.P.Serre of  P.Deligne.  Interview and write up here
via Not Even Wrong
Long ago (1974, Paris) I lived for few months in the same apartment complex as P.Deigne. I remember him as a very nice person who liked Indian pickles. I did not dare discuss any mathematics with him. He used to leave his apartment door inlocked so that Grothendieck's girl friend and baby could use it when they wanted.

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