By Jean-Pierre Serre, Catriona Maclean Pierre Colmez

This impressive quantity features a huge a part of the mathematical correspondence among A. Grothendieck and J-P. Serre. It varieties a vibrant creation to the improvement of algebraic geometry through the years 1955-1965. in this interval, algebraic geometry went via a notable transformation, and Grothendieck and Serre have been between crucial figures during this approach. within the e-book, the reader can stick to the construction of a few of crucial notions of recent arithmetic. The letters additionally mirror the mathematical and political surroundings of this era. they're supplemented via J-P. Serre's notes, which provide causes, corrections, and references to extra effects. The ebook is a different bilingual (French and English) quantity. the unique French textual content is supplemented right here by means of the English translation, with French textual content imprinted on the left-hand pages and the corresponding English textual content imprinted on the correct. The e-book additionally comprises numerous facsimiles of unique letters. the unique French quantity used to be edited by way of Pierre Colmez and J-P. Serre. The English translation for this quantity used to be ready via Catriona Maclean with the help of Leila Schneps and J-P. Serre. The ebook will be invaluable to experts in algebraic geometry, mathematical historians, and to all mathematicians who are looking to adventure the unfolding of significant arithmetic.

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