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A mad day’s work: from Grothendieck to Connes and Kontsevich The evolution of concepts of space and symmetry
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  • Pierre Cartier
  • Affiliation: ENS-DMA, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
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  • Received by editor(s): August 15, 2000
  • Published electronically: July 12, 2001
  • Additional Notes: Translated from the French by Roger Cooke. This paper was written on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the IHES (in 1998) and was included in the corresponding Festschrift volume Les relations entre les mathématiques et la physique théorique (distributed to the participants, but never published). We thank the IHES for permission to reprint it
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  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (2001), 389-408
  • MSC (2000): Primary 00B25
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  • MathSciNet review: 1848254