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The thin line between genius and insanity: Alexander Grothendieck — A Mathematical enigma

“Well, everything changed in the field, he came, and it was like night and day. It was a revolution.”

— The M.I.T. mathematician Michael Artin, who worked with Grothendieck in the early sixties, laughed when asked about Grothendieck’s contributions to the field of mathematics.

Image: The New York Times

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