The Map of My Life

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Goro Shimura is one of the world's greatest mathematicians, and this book details his life and the strange world of the math community. It also describes life in Japan during WWII and includes Shimura's opinions on world events and human nature.
Illustrates what it was like to grow up in Japan during World War II
Childhood.- As a Student.- As a Mathematician.- A Long Epilogue.
In this book, the author writes freely and often humorously about his life, beginning with his earliest childhood days. He describes his survival of American bombing raids when he was a teenager in Japan, his emergence as a researcher in a post-war university system that was seriously deficient, and his life as a mature mathematician in Princeton and in the international academic community. Every page of this memoir contains personal observations and striking stories. Such luminaries as Chevalley, Oppenheimer, Siegel, and Weil figure prominently in its anecdotes.¿Goro Shimura is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University. In 1996, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. He is the author of Elementary Dirichlet Series and Modular Forms (Springer 2007), Arithmeticity in the Theory of Automorphic Forms (AMS 2000), and Introduction to the Arithmetic Theory of Automorphic Functions (Princeton University Press 1971).

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Autor: Goro Shimura
ISBN-13 :: 9780387797144
ISBN: 0387797149
Erscheinungsjahr: 05.09.2008
Verlag: Springer New York
Gewicht: 497g
Seiten: 220
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2009
Sonstiges: Buch, 235x155x18 mm
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