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Alexander Grothendieck (1928-2014) was a French mathematician (born in Germany) and Fields medal winner. He made important contributions in topology, algebra and logic.

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How did Grothendieck come in contact with Category theory?

Category theory was formalized around 1950s, and Grothendieck made his breakthrough papers about 10-20 years from that time. I wish to know, how was it possible the ideas of Category Theory were so ...
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Grothendieck's Fine Topology in Esquisse d’un programme

I would like to clarify a couple points in the following excerpt from these notes (page 3) discussing Grothendieck's seminal Esquisse d’un programme pointing out the importance to reformalize the ...
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Grothendieck's complete absorption in mathematical research

I have recently been interested in the history of French Mathematics especially in Grothendieck and his school. I have also been fascinated with Grothendieck's personality. It is known that during ...
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Why a second edition of EGA was never published?

Grothendieck's Éléments de géométrie algébrique, also known as EGA, was originally devised to consist of thirteen volumes (as stated in the introduction of the first volume), from which Grothendieck ...
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