[102] Life on the Slippery Lane—Between Mathematics and Physics

  • Raoul Bott
Part of the Contemporary Mathematicians book series (CM)


Last week when many of us were listening to Andy’s official “last” lecture, I could not help recalling the first time I heard him. Unbelievably it was thirty-five years ago—in 1958 at Michigan. I remembered his energy, his beautiful writing, and above all that certain something that always alerts us to the fact that we are in the presence of a master.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raoul Bott
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  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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