Les trésors du génie des maths publiés sur le Web: "Il m'avait demandé de ne pas jeter ses manuscrits n'importe où, pour éviter de polluer"

Dix-huit mille pages de notes du mathématicien Alexandre Grothendieck seront publiées ce mercredi sur le Web. Entretien avec Jean Malgoire, dépositaire des archives et ancien élève du "génie reclus des maths" décédé en 2014.

Philippe Douroux (Libération) et Entretien de Sophie Devillers
A hand-out picture taken in the 60s and released on November 18, 2014 by the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES - Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies) shows German-born French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck (L) speaking during a conference in Bures-sur-Yvette, southwestern France. Alexander Grothendieck, one of the great eccentric geniuses of 20th century mathematics, has died in France at the age of 86 on November 14, 2014. The maths master reached the very pinnacle of his profession before abandoning the discipline, taking up anti-war activism, retreating into the life of a recluse and refusing to share his research. Grothendieck went on to become a revolutionary mathematician, doing groundbreaking work on algebra and geometry that won him the Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize of the maths world, in 1966. AFP PHOTO / IHES RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / IHES / HO -
A hand-out picture taken in the 60s and released on November 18, 2014 by the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES - Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies) shows German-born French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck (L) speaking during a conference in Bures-sur-Yvette, southwestern France. Alexander Grothendieck, one of the great eccentric geniuses of 20th century mathematics, has died in France at the age of 86 on November 14, 2014. The maths master reached the very pinnacle of his profession before abandoning the discipline, taking up anti-war activism, retreating into the life of a recluse and refusing to share his research. Grothendieck went on to become a revolutionary mathematician, doing groundbreaking work on algebra and geometry that won him the Fields medal, known as the Nobel prize of the maths world, in 1966. AFP PHOTO / IHES RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / IHES / HO - ©AFP
Dix-huit mille pages de notes du mathématicien Alexandre Grothendieck seront publiées ce mercredi sur le Web. Entretien avec Jean Malgoire, dépositaire des archives et ancien élève du "génie reclus des maths" décédé en 2014.

Des "gribouillis" pour son auteur. "Des trésors", pour les mathématiciens. Des milliers de pages d’archives rédigées par celui que l’on considère comme le plus grand mathématicien du XXe siècle, Alexandre Grothendieck, seront publiées aujourd’hui sur Internet. Ces pages seront accessibles dès ce mercredi 10 mai à 16h30 à partir du site de l’université de Montpellier (www.umontpellier.fr). Dans un premier

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