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Post-doc in mathematics at the IMSc of Chennai (India).

My old webpage (not updated since 2011).

I'm working on operator algebras, von Neumann algebras, subfactors, fusion categories, vertex algebras, infinite dimensional Lie algebras, conformal field theory, noncommutative geometry.

I'm mainly active on mathoverflow.

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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
@what: see the following documentary Paul Erdos - N is a number (Mathematics Asperger) The man made of Maths. Extract of the abstract: << If he were alive today he would be diagnosed with aspergers, but he had fully productive aspergers. >>
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
@what: I like your comment. What do you think of the following: In some sense, be extremely focused on spirituality is like be a Sannyasin, and be extremely focused on something else is like autism.
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I add a link to the wikipedia page on "Asperger syndrome"
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
Your answer is about what I call the concentration of "local type", there is also an equivalent for the "global type". Anyway, the mathematician's activity seems more perverse that we believe : in general, without an hyper-commitment of our mental and our life, it seems not possible to be creative and productive.
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I have corrected the question.
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
Thank you for your answer, I'm so agree with you !
Jun
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
If this behavior is characteristic of a slight neurosis, it may not be a good idea to develop it into a serious one, isn't it ?
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
But my point is also that mathematics promote and develop particularly this behavior, without limit, because contrarily to others domains, the mathematicians access easily to infinite areas !
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comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
Thank you for your answer. I'm agree with you on the point that mathematics attract people predisposed to this behavior.
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