An interview with Jean-Pierre Serre. (English) Zbl 0587.01019

This is an interview given on February 14th, 1985 in Singapore. One can find here a lot of interesting ideas of Serre about mathematics, mathematical inspiration, central theories and problems, movings from one field to another, unity of mathematics, the explosion in mathematical knowledge, impact of computers, teaching high mathematics, simplifications of some theories, papers to be or not forgotten, style of books or papers, and so on.
Reviewer: D.Brânzei


01A65 Development of contemporary mathematics
01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies