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Correspondance Entre Henri Cartan et André Weil (1928-1991)
Edited by: Michèle Audin, Université de Strasbourg, France
A publication of the Société Mathématique de France.
Documents Mathématiques
2011; 720 pp; hardcover
Number: 6
ISBN-10: 2-85629-314-X
ISBN-13: 978-2-85629-314-0
List Price: US$90
Member Price: US$72
Order Code: SMFDM/6
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The Cartan-Weil correspondence is a lively introduction to part of 20th century mathematics. This book presents the correspondence, followed by 240 pages of notes and references, on the mathematical and political landscape. Readers will learn about, among other things, the birth and life of Bourbaki, the genesis, in jail, of André Weil's proof of the Riemann hypothesis on finite fields and the ferment of ideas on topology and on complex analysis which followed the invention of sheaf theory during the 1940s. They will also observe the effects of the turmoils of the century (including the rise of fascism, World War II) on mathematicians and mathematics.

A publication of the Société Mathématique de France, Marseilles (SMF), distributed by the AMS in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Orders from other countries should be sent to the SMF. Members of the SMF receive a 30% discount from list.


Anyone interested in mathematics and in the history of mathematics.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Premières lettres 1928-1933
  • La guerre 1939-1945
  • Strasbourg-São Paulo 1945-1947
  • Paris-Chicago 1947-1958
  • Après 1958
  • Notes sur la correspondance
  • Bibliographie
  • Index des personnes présentes sur les figures
  • Quelques-uns des sujets abordés dans ce livre
  • Index
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