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Mathematics - History of Mathematical Sciences | The Map of My Life

The Map of My Life

Shimura, Goro

2009

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  • Illustrates what it was like to grow up in Japan during World War II
  • Details the life of one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century
  • Provides a rare insider’s glimpse into the mathematical community

In this book, the author writes freely and often humorously about his life, beginning with his earliest childhood days. He describes his survival of American bombing raids when he was a teenager in Japan, his emergence as a researcher in a post-war university system that was seriously deficient, and his life as a mature mathematician in Princeton and in the international academic community. Every page of this memoir contains personal observations and striking stories. Such luminaries as Chevalley, Oppenheimer, Siegel, and Weil figure prominently in its anecdotes.

 

Goro Shimura is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University. In 1996, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. He is the author of Elementary Dirichlet Series and Modular Forms (Springer 2007), Arithmeticity in the Theory of Automorphic Forms (AMS 2000), and Introduction to the Arithmetic Theory of Automorphic Functions (Princeton University Press 1971).

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Algebra - History of Mathematical Sciences - Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics

Table of contents 

Childhood.- As a Student.- As a Mathematician.- A Long Epilogue.

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