The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician

  • André Weil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


"Extremely readable recollections of the author... A rare testimony of a period of the history of 20th century mathematics. Includes very interesting recollections on the author's participation in the formation of the Bourbaki Group, tells of his meetings and conversations with leading mathematicians, reflects his views on mathematics. The book describes an extraordinary career of an exceptional man and mathematicians. Strongly recommended to specialists as well as to the general public."

EMS Newsletter (1992)

"This excellent book is the English edition of the author's autobiography. … This very enjoyable reading is recommended to all mathematicians."
Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (1992)


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Authors and affiliations

  • André Weil
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  1. 1.Institute for Advanced StudySchool of MathematicsPrincetonUSA

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