André Weil Quote

When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to paralysis, from which it can be rescued only by being plunged back into the vivifying source of the science.


The Future of Mathematics, The American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 57, Number 5, May 1950, (p. 304)

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When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to paralysis,...

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When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to paralysis,...

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When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to paralysis,...

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When a branch of mathematics ceases to interest any but the specialists, it is very near its death, or at any rate dangerously close to paralysis,...