Mathematics and Reality

  • Pierre Cartier
  • Jean Dhombres
  • Gerhard Heinzmann
  • Cédric Villani


Sylvestre Huet: To start this chapter on the nature of mathematics and of its relationship with reality, I would like to quote you two extracts from interviews.


Complex Number Russian Mathematician Mathematical Object Celestial Mechanic Complex Exponential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Cartier
    • 1
  • Jean Dhombres
    • 2
  • Gerhard Heinzmann
    • 3
  • Cédric Villani
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS)Bures-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Centre Koyré, EHESSParisFrance
  3. 3.Maison des sciences de l’HommeUniversity of LorraineNancyFrance
  4. 4.Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP)ParisFrance

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