Prof. Martin Taylor
Here are some thoughts about my recent stay at St. Petersburg.
In summary, my abiding memory of my visit is of tremendous
hospitality coupled with mathematics of a high quality.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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