# Hirzebruch's lecture on April 23rd, 2012: The shape of planar algebraic curves defined over the reals

Just about a month before his death, Friedrich Hirzebruch, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, has given a lecture about his current research in the institute's Geometric Topology Seminar. The lecture bears witness to his inexaustible productivity, clarity of presentation, and passion for mathematics.

Watch the lecture online:

The shape of planar algebraic curves defined over the reals, part I or in webm format

The shape of planar algebraic curves defined over the reals, part II or in webm format

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