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A website devoted to the life and works of Alexandre Grothendieck

March 28, 1928-November 13, 2014

New additions to the site

  • A memorial article in Spanish by Luis Narváez Macarro, originally published in La Gaceta de la RSME, Vol. 20 (2017), Núm. 2, pp. 297-324.

  • An article about the Montpellier archives in French by Gautier Depambour, published in Science & Vie.

  • Five boxes - eighteen thousand pages - of Grothendieck's mathematical writings, left behind when he abandoned Les Aumettes for Lasserre in 1991, have now been scanned by the University of Montpellier and are publicly available online!

  • Spirituality, the English translation of the 3rd volume of Grothendieck's biography of Alexander Grothendieck by Winfried Scharlau, is now complete!

  • Four videos of lectures on Grothendieck, delivered at Peyresq in 2008 by C. Houzel, L. Illusie, M. Karoubi, and P. Cartier [the partial uploads have now been correctly completed]

  • A beautiful essay written by Katrina Honigs, recounting her surprise visit to Grothendieck that took place in 2012.

  • In a ceremony that took place on March 22, 1027, three small brass plaques (Stolpersteine) created by artist Gunter Demnig, known for the memorials to the victims of Nazi persecution that he has created all over Europe, were placed in the pavement in front of the home in Berlin where Alexandre Grothendieck and his parents resided from 1928 to 1933. See the program of the ceremony, and articles from the Berliner Mathematische Gesellschaft, the Französischen Botschaft and the Heinrich-Hertz-Gymnasium whose classes participated in this project led by Sylvie Paycha.

Grothendieck around the world
The Grothendieck Circle website will be happy to announce any recent or upcoming seminars, conferences or events devoted to Grothendieck.

A three-part seminar devoted to Grothendieck was organized in 2015-2016 Bogotà, Colombia, by Fernando Salamea: part 1, part 2, part 3.

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The long-term goal of the Grothendieck Circle is to make publicly available, and in some cases translate, published and unpublished material written by and about Alexandre Grothendieck, as well as original biographical material and documents. We hope this site will continue expanding over time.