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Category Archives: Mathematics

My office in 1870

The historical “main” building of ETH was finished 150 years ago, in 1864. Or rather, the first version was finished, since it was altered and extended quite a bit since then (as did the surroundings!). In a recent NZZ article, I saw this picture of the building as it looked in 1870. The red square […]

Upcoming books

As the summer vacations draw to a close, I’d like to point to two upcoming AMS books which might, hopefully, interest some readers… (1) My lecture notes on representation theory (expanded) will appear in September, published in the Graduate Studies in Mathematics series; the preview material contains Chapter 1, and a fair bit of Chapter […]

Mainstream

As pointed out by Philippe, this abstruse goose cartoon shows that analytic number theory is now part of the Zeitgeist.

IHÉS summer school online

The IHÉS Summer School on analytic number theory that I co-organized with Philippe Michel ended a few days ago. Even if the weather did not cooperate (rain, scorching heat, gloomy clouds), I think it went very well, although this is of course more for the participants to say… I certainly learnt things myself, especially in […]

Bourbaki seminar online

Whenever I can, I like to attend the Bourbaki Seminar in Paris, but that’s not always feasible. Of course, even without being present, the written text of the seminar is always available later to learn what the talks were about. But, especially when the subject is not close to something I know, it’s often much […]