A Few Recollections

  • Mikhail GromovEmail author
Part of the The Abel Prize book series (AP)


In this autobiographical piece, Mikhail Gromov, Abel Laureate 2009, recounts episodes from his childhood and early years, leading up to his becoming a mathematician. He tells the “gromomorphism” story about how he came to move to the US, and he gives some of his reflections on mathematics.


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Supplementary material

An interview with the Abel Laureate 2009, Mikhail Gromov, by C. Skau (NTNU, Norway) and M. Raussen (Aalborg, Denmark) (MP4 365 MB)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut des Hautes Études ScientifiquesBures-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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