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Laurent Schwartz fut avec Jean-Paul Sartre los angeles determine même de l'intellectuel engagé dans l'après-guerre. Médaille Fields de mathématiques, il est considéré comme l'un des mathématiciens majeurs de ce siècle. Ses mémoires nous dévoilent, de manière très émouvante et avec l. a. plus grande sincérité, l'un et l'autre versants de son lifestyles. Il nous raconte remark, très jeune, il a reconstruit, à son utilization team of workers, tout l'édifice des mathématiques et remark cette « cathédrale » lui a permis de faire ses découvertes. Il nous raconte aussi remark il a découvert le trotskysme avant-guerre à l'École normale de l. a. rue d'Ulm et remark, à reason de cela, il ne s'est pas engagé dans l. a. Résistance, mais s'est caché, cessant les mathématiques afin de rester en alerte. Il raconte encore son militantisme d'après-guerre, contre l. a. guerre d'Indochine, l. a. guerre d'Algérie, l. a. guerre du Vietnam et los angeles dictature en Union soviétique. Unité de ces deux facettes, Laurent Schwartz s'est impliqué dans los angeles réforme de l'enseignement des mathématiques à tous les niveaux, scolaires et universitaires, pour promouvoir l'esprit de recherche. Ses mémoires nous font découvrir l'une des figures intellectuelles majeures de ce temps.

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