Hirune Mendebaldeko - Bourbaki's muse

After more than 70 years, credit is finally given to a fine, inspiring and courageous Basque algebraic geometer.

One of the better held secrets, known only to the first generation Bourbakistas, was released to the general public in april 2012 at the WAGS Spring 2012, the Western Algebraic Geometry Symposium, held at the University of Washington.

Hirune Mendebaldeko was a Basque pacifist, a contemporary of Nicholas Bourbaki, whom she met in Paris while there studying algebraic geometry. They were rumored to be carrying on a secret affair, with not infrequent trysts in the Pyrenees. Whenever they appeared together in public, however, there was no indication of any personal relationship.

The full story is here:
http://noncommutative.org/hirune-mendebaldeko-bourbakis-muse/

Btw. after a couple of difficult years, I'm blogging again at
a mad day's work (after a paper by Pierre Cartier) 
http://noncommutative.org/
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