Documents Mathématiques 2011; 720 pp; hardcover Number: 6 ISBN10: 285629314X ISBN13: 9782856293140 List Price: US$90 Member Price: US$72 Order Code: SMFDM/6
 The CartanWeil 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. Readership Anyone interested in mathematics and in the history of mathematics. Table of Contents  Introduction
 Premières lettres 19281933
 La guerre 19391945
 StrasbourgSão Paulo 19451947
 ParisChicago 19471958
 Après 1958
 Notes sur la correspondance
 Bibliographie
 Index des personnes présentes sur les figures
 Quelquesuns des sujets abordés dans ce livre
 Index
