Interview with Manin
Posted by John Baez
Try this interview with Yuri Manin:
- Mikhail Gelfand, We do not choose our profession, it chooses us: interview with Yuri Manin, translated by Mark Saul, Notices of the AMS 56 (November 2009), 1268–1274.
Manin is most famous for his work on number theory and algebraic geometry. But he’s also famous for his work on noncommutative geometry, the self-dual solutions of the Yang–Mills equations, and much more. He was wide interests and erudition to spare, so it’s interesting to read his view on the history of mathematics, and its future. Check out his remarks on Feynman integrals as an ‘Eiffel tower hanging in the air with no foundation’, the role of Edward Witten in modern mathematics, and the trend towards the ‘homotopification’ of mathematics.
Posted at November 2, 2009 3:37 PM UTC
Re: Interview with Manin
Anyone else suffer this kind of schizophrenia?