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**Questioning answers**, a lecture I gave to high school students about the arithmetic of elliptic curves (this was quite a while ago). - I have been asked for some notes
**Analyse p-Adique**that I wrote (I'm not sure what date) regarding classical p-adic L-functions and the Berrnoulli distribution. I am thankful to Keith Conrad who provided me with this scanned copy of them. - In 1963 or 1964 I wrote an article
**Remarks on the Alexander Polynomial**[PDF]) about the analogy between knots in the three-dimensional sphere and prime numbers (and, correspondingly, the relationship between the Alexander polynomial and Iwasawa Theory). I distributed some copies of my article but never published it, and I misplaced my own copy. In subsequent years I have had many requests for my article and would often try to search through my files to find it, but never did. A few weeks ago Minh-Tri Do asked me for my article, and when I said I had none, he very kindly went on the web and magically found a scanned copy [PDF] of it. I'm extremely grateful to Minh-Tri Do for his efforts (and many thanks, too, to David Feldman who provided the lead). -
Course notes: (Harvard; Fall 1993) on
**Hecke curves and Galois deformations**. Paper in pdf format: [PDF]. -
**Notes on conformal field theory**(with Beilinson and Feigin). Paper in pdf format: [PDF]. -
**Questions about Number**(an expository lecture on the ABC conjecture). Paper in pdf format: [PDF]. - Here are some rough notes
**Arithmetic in the geometry of symmetric spaces**which was the text of a letter I wrote to John Millson in the mid-70's: [PDF]. -
An article with Federica la Nave entitled
**Reading Bombelli**appeared in February 2002 in the "Mathematical Intelligencer". Here are local [PDF] [dvi] versions of this article. -
I wrote a trade book called
**Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)**by Barry Mazur, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. Hardcover, 288 pp., ISBN 0374174695. - Order it from Amazon.
- Order it from Rbookshop.com.
- "Math and Art without the filters". Comment in Los Angeles Times, which appeared on May 18, 2003.
- Other materials at request from Barry Mazur, mazur@math.harvard.edu