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Philosophy’s Colin McLarty discussed the life of Alexander Grothendieck, renowned mathematician

The mysterious disappearance of a revolutionary mathematician

The New Yorker: Colin McLarty, the Truman P. Handy Professor and Chair of Philosophy, weighed in for a story on Alexander Grothendieck, an academic revered for mathematics and the creation of modern algebraic geometry who disappeared from society and died in obscurity in 2014.