Nimier:Do any of your
memories concern math?
Brigitte: Any? For
the last 20 years my life has been full of math.
Any memories of math? Nothing but...
Brigitte: Math is
woven into my whole life. My private life, my
professional life, my children, ... everything.
It's the fabric of my life.
Brigitte: So, I
couldn't possibly pick out particular memories.
It's everything. All my existence.
Nimier: So you can't
separate your life from math?
Brigitte: No, it's
just not possible. It's the warp of everything I do
and have done.
Nimier: What do you
Everything is woven round math. It's because of
math that I chose scientific studies at school;
it's because of math that I met my future husband
at University. If I hadn't chosen math, my life
would perhaps have been quite different. The
directions my life has taken, the things I've done,
the people I've met... it's always been because of
math. It plays an important role in communication
between my husband and me. It's fundamental to my
Nimier: How does it
play an important role?
understanding how he feels about things. By doing
math with him I can feel what he's feeling. How he
feels about the problems he's trying to