The Secret Math Society: Nicolas Bourbaki

5 min readMar 19, 2022
The photo was taken at the Bourbaki founding congress in Besse-en-Chandesse, July 1935. | Source: CNRS News

When observing the recent past of mathematical history, you encounter the name Nicolas Bourbaki quite often. The reason for this is quite simple, actually. Nicolas Bourbaki, born 1935, might be the author of the most math books in history. More importantly, he has written books ranging from mathematical history to algebraic topology, and even calculus. Where it becomes mysterious, however, is that not a single person


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