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W. P. Thurston and French mathematics

  • François Laudenbach

    Université de Nantes, France
  • Athanase Papadopoulos

    St. Petersburg State University, Russia and Université de Strasbourg, France
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Abstract

We give a general overview of the influence of Thurston on the French mathematical community and we show how some of the major problems he solved have their roots in the French mathematical tradition. At the same time, we survey some of Thurston’s major results and their impact.

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François Laudenbach, Athanase Papadopoulos, W. P. Thurston and French mathematics. EMS Surv. Math. Sci. 6 (2019), no. 1, pp. 33–81

DOI 10.4171/EMSS/32