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SUMMARY:Making a Global Mathematician
DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Michael Barany (Dartmouth College\nDepartment of Histo
ry\nHanover NH 03755\nUnited States of America)\n\nAbstract: \nBetween 194
7 and 1950\, French mathematician Laurent Schwartz went from being virtua
lly unknown outside of France to an international mathematical celebrity.
By the mid-1950s\, he was a famed world traveler\, lecturing in such var
ied places as Buenos Aires\, Tunisia\, and the TIFR. Schwartz's emergence
as a global mathematician followed a pattern that would have been virtua
lly unthinkable to a prior generation\, but became increasingly possible
for later generations of mathematicians. I will discuss Schwartz's trajec
tory in the context of mathematicians' changing discipline in the mid-twe
ntieth century\, as well as aspects of Schwartz's theories\, personality\
, and politics that shaped is course. This story shall illustrate several
broader claims I am developing about the history of mathematics in the m
id-twentieth century\, and will explain\, in particular\, why I have been
so keenly looking forward to my research in the TIFR archives.\n
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