La page de Michel Talagrand

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Mathematics gives you wings, as is explained here.

Become RICH with my prizes.

What about writing two books at the same time?

Here you can find some endorsements for my book "What is a quantum Field theory?" (No, this is not an unbiased sample of opinions. Yes, all these people are my buddies.) Please contribute to the Erratum. If I get enough imput, I may try to make a corrected edition. I would also love to have your feedback, again to cater to the remote possibility of a revised edition. In which way could the book have been more useful to you? Which parts where not helpful at all?

The new edition of my 2014 book "Upper and Lower Bounds for Stochastic Processes" is a MAJOR remodeling, and presents the solutions of many 30+ years problems. These solutions have not been published elsewhere. You may find a useful part of the book here. And here are some thoughts related to one of my long-standing matching problems which occurred to me too late to be included in the book. There will be no further editions of this book, but if you have some comments that could help others please share them with me and I will try to make them available.

If you are desperate to get my books and your library can't afford them, try to type the words "library genesis" in a search engine. I desagree with piracy, but this site saved me many trips to the library, which unfortunately does not carry electronic versions of older books.

The Ledoux-Talagrand book has been reprinted in the affordable series Classics in Mathematics. Still Springer-Verlag has most generously agreed that I distribute the file below. This is the file of a preliminary version, and the references are missing. Use it at your own risk: Probability in Banach Spaces.

In my youth I have published some papers in the Bulletin des Sciences Mathematiques, of which there does not exist an electronic version. You may find several of them here: Papers in Bull. Sci. Math.

Un interview avec la gazette des mathématiciens.

Acceptance speech for the Shaw Prize.

Biography for the Shaw Prize.

Agregation 1974.

2018 Math problem for Ecole Centrale.

Journal de Puteaux. I love the cute drawings made by the journalist.

As de Trèfle. This is the magazine of the French bridge players. I have fun playing bridge, but I am terrible, I barely rank among the top 25% of all players (many of them being 80+).

Profesorowi Michelowi Talagrandowi.

I miss them so much.