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The ups and downs of the development of mathematics in France since 1870

Martin Andler
Institution: 
Département et laboratoire de mathématiques (UMR CNRS 8100) - Université de Versailles-St-Quentin
Location: 
A-128
Schedule: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00
Abstract: 

Since Viète and Descartes, France has consistently produced first-rate mathematicians. This tends to obscure the fact that French mathematics has gone through bad times as well as good times. Focussing on the last 150 years, the lecture will analyse the different phases of developement of mathematics in France, as well as the complicated relationship between "pure" and "applied" mathematics during that period.

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