Description 
1 online resource (xxii, 193 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
That Darling Old Lady Kobrin and Chernigov 1899 1918  Birds Whirling like Numbers Kiev 19181920  Three Great Mathematicians Rome 19211926  Reading Pushkin and Dante  "Oscar, You Are Not One of Us."  Walking with Lefschetz Baltimore 19271928  A Voyage of Discovery 19281932  "The Algebra Which Sheds Light on Geometry" 19321935  A Citizen of the World of Mathematics 19351937  The Resolution of Some Singularities  A Land of Intellectual Cannibals 19391944  "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 19501956  Tying Bells on Characteristic Zero 19571961  A Feeling of Awe 19621974  The Depth of His Attachment 
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 taperecorded 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 manyfaceted 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 prizewinning English prose make this book a delight to read."Robin Hartshorne, American Mathematical Monthly 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Zariski, Oscar, 18991986.


Zariski, Oscar, 18991986. 

Zariski, Oscar, 18991986. 

Mathematicians  United States  Biography


Geometry, Algebraic.


MATHEMATICS  History & Philosophy.


BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY  Science & Technology.


Geometry, Algebraic.


Mathematicians  United States.


Geometry, Algebraic.


Mathematicians.


United States.

Genre/Form 
Biography


Biographies.


Biographies.


Biographies.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9780387094304 

038709430X 

1281949981 

9781281949981 
