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Published on September 13th, 2013

In my broad-audience book Théorème Vivant I have evoked the chaotic process of my collaboration with Clément Mouhot on the problem of nonlinear Landau damping, and the birth of the resulting Theorem. The book has done fine; translations in Italian, German and Serbian are available, while English, Romanian, Bulgarian, Japanese and Korean versions are under way. I will come back in a later post about what I learnt from the writing of this book, but for now I will just comment on the title: a Theorem is indeed, to the eyes and hearts of mathematicians, similar to a living being, with a destiny that cannot be controlled. One of the reasons why it is so hard to assemble is because precisely, you have to think of its each and every • Read more →

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