Prof. Martin Taylor

Here are some thoughts about my recent stay at St. Petersburg.
  1. I was deeply touched by the very warm welcome that was extended to myself and other foreign visitors by both members of the Institute and other visiting fsu visiting mathematicians.
  2. It was extremely interesting to encounter the cutting edge of Russian algebraic number theory. I particularly enjoyed the lectures on the higher dimensional class field theory and explicit reciprocity laws.
  3. I did have some problems with purchases: I did not realise the importance of bringing dollars into the country and found myself short of money as I had brought only French Francs which were not readily accepted by the Bureau de Change. I also had quite a hard time getting my visa sorted out.
In summary, my abiding memory of my visit is of tremendous hospitality coupled with mathematics of a high quality.
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