Yuri Manin is the second director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics to be included in the Oral History Project of the Simons Foundation. The aim of the project is to publish a series of extended video interviews with some of the giants of twentieth century mathematics and science. This collection is meant to provide scientists, historians and students the opportunity to see and hear these great men and women discuss their lives and their thinking both about their science and about our world.
About the Simons Foundation: The Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City, incorporated in 1994 by Jim and Marilyn Simons. The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. It sponsors a range of programs that aim to promote a deeper understanding of our world.