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The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh

Label
The unreal life of Oscar Zariski
Title
The unreal life of Oscar Zariski
Statement of responsibility
Carol Parikh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar Zariski's work in mathematics permanently altered the foundations of algebraic geometry. The powerful tools he forged from the ideas of modern algebra allowed him to penetrate classical problems with an unaccustomed depth, and brought new rigor to the intuitive proofs of the Italian School. The students he trained at John Hopkins, and later at Harvard, are among the foremost mathematicians of our time. While what he called his "real life" is recorded in almost a hundred books and papers, this story of his "unreal life" is based upon Parikh's interviews with his family, colleagues, and students, and on his own memories from a series of tape-recorded interviews made a few years before his death in 1986. First published in 1991, The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski was highly successful and widely praised, but has been out of print for many years. Springer is proud to make this book available again, introducing Oscar Zariski to a new generation of mathematicians. About this book: "I want to express my appreciation to you for having penetrated so deeply into the many-faceted aspects of a complex and mercurial life."--Yole Zariski, Oscar Zariski's wife " ... an attractive book that recreates one of the great mathematical personalities of our century. Both mathematicians and nonspecialists will enjoy it."--Doru Stefanescu, Mathematical Reviews "Carol Parikh's perceptive narrative of the life of Oscar Zariski, the man, is based on his own recollections tape recorded a few years before his death, and on the author's extensive interviews with his family, colleagues, and students. Here we learn of his birth in a Jewish settlement in eastern Poland, high school in Russia, university in Rome, and maturity in the United States ... We see his development as a mathematician in the context of the people around him. We see his humanity in his love for his family and the care he devoted to his students ... All this and more in Carol Parikh's prize-winning English prose make this book a delight to read."--Robin Hartshorne, American Mathematical Monthly
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parikh, Carol
Dewey number
  • 510/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA29.Z37
LC item number
P37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zariski, Oscar
  • Mathematicians
  • Geometry, Algebraic
  • Zariski, Oscar
  • Zariski, Oscar
  • MATHEMATICS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Geometry, Algebraic
  • Mathematicians
  • Geometry, Algebraic
  • Mathematicians
  • United States
Label
The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899- 1918 -- Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 1918-1920 -- Three Great Mathematicians Rome 1921-1926 -- Reading Pushkin and Dante -- "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us." -- Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 1927-1928 -- A Voyage of Discovery 1928-1932 -- "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 1932-1935 -- A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 1935-1937 -- The Resolution of Some Singularities -- A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 1939-1944 -- "A Superb Audience of One ... André Weil" São Paulo 1945 -- Normal Points of a Variety Cambridge 1947 -- The Pure Pleasure of It -- An Attack on the Theory of Linear Systems 1950-1956 -- Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 1957-1961 -- A Feeling of Awe 1962-1974 -- The Depth of His Attachment
Control code
314183825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281949981
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-09430-4
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-09429-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314183825
Label
The unreal life of Oscar Zariski, Carol Parikh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899- 1918 -- Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 1918-1920 -- Three Great Mathematicians Rome 1921-1926 -- Reading Pushkin and Dante -- "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us." -- Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 1927-1928 -- A Voyage of Discovery 1928-1932 -- "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 1932-1935 -- A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 1935-1937 -- The Resolution of Some Singularities -- A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 1939-1944 -- "A Superb Audience of One ... André Weil" São Paulo 1945 -- Normal Points of a Variety Cambridge 1947 -- The Pure Pleasure of It -- An Attack on the Theory of Linear Systems 1950-1956 -- Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 1957-1961 -- A Feeling of Awe 1962-1974 -- The Depth of His Attachment
Control code
314183825
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281949981
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-09430-4
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-0-387-09429-8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)314183825

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