Grothendieck Seminar - October 25, 2016

Grothendieck Seminar

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October 25, 2016

University of Tehran

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

Hashtroodi hall


Grothendieck's contributions to mathematics are so profound that for some branches of mathematics it makes sense to speak of two eras: ‘before Gorthendieck' and ‘after Grothendieck'. The ‘before Grothendieck' era usually amounts to ‘nothingness' or ‘old stuff', whereas the ‘after Grothendieck' era always involves ‘creation', ‘novelty' and breathtaking progress. His ideas and works permeate mathematics and still inspire mathematicians. Mathematical community has been privileged to have such an inspiring mind, creating ‘new worlds'. But mathematics is not the only ground in which Grothendieck left a venerable heritage. Arguably, his noble professional ethics have transcended moral standards of scientific activities, particularly among mathematicians. Both of his mathematical and ecological activities have led to great achievements or impacts that deserve to be acknowledged as a bright part of our collective memory.

 The Iranian mathematical community, young in the historical scale, has many things to learn from the life and career of Alexander Grothendieck. In this regard, it is our pleasure to announce the Grothendieck Seminar which will be held at the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. The goal of the seminar is to promote different facets of Grothendieck's life and heritage.

 The organization is still in progress. Thus, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at or if you have any queries about attending or participating in the seminar.