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From: Matias M <>
To: Alberto Peruzzi <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: categories: Re: Bill Lawvere
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 10:36:40 -0300	[thread overview]
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Dear colleagues,

I met Bill only relatively recently at ct99 in Coimbra, so, for instance,  I
never saw him bringing up his political views in a public mathematical
discussion, but I have witnessed many times his generosity and efforts to
give deep and honest advice to colleagues of all ages, in that peculiar way
of his which was both self confident and yet devoid of arrogance.

He was also very patient. I have very fond memories of our conversations
during ct meetings, at the Bristol seminar he organized , at the México
workshops organized by Quico, and also in Arcadia with Fatima and Silvana.

Motivated by Bill’s interest on o-minimal structures we once attended an
important summer school on Model Theory. When the organizers realized Bill
was there they made a public announcement celebrating his presence and
invited him to chair a session.

We Category Theorists were indeed privileged  to share an epoch, or part of
one, with Bill’s profound intellect.

His results will influence our subject for many years. Still, I would like
to encourage younger generations to continue studying his work, including
his messages to this list, where they will find a treasure of remarkable
brightness, full of  fascinating ideas still to be pursued.



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  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-01-27 20:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-01-24 17:21 Alberto Peruzzi
2023-01-24 23:46 ` categories: " Rosenthal, Kimmo
2023-01-27 13:36 ` Matias M [this message]
2023-02-01 14:51   ` Sabadini Nicoletta
2023-02-08 15:39 categories: " Anders Kock
2023-02-09  4:58 ` categories: " Ross Street

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