On learning about the work of Maxim Kontsevich

Maxim Kontsevich, Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, 35 route de Chartres
F – 91440 Bures-sur-Yvette

ArXiv (58):
Homepage(s): AMS (Fields Medalist), CV, Fundamental Physics 2012, Google Scholar, IAS, Publications, Wikipedia

First email: 29 April 2023 at 5:46 PM 

Dear Prof. Dr. Maxim Kontsevich:

A PhD student at University of Notre Dame, Connor Malin, recommended your 1997 paper to me, Deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds; and from there, I have also begun looking at your other ArXiv entries, Wikipedia overview, etc. To study a scholar’s work, I develop an overview about that work. This is my beginning: https://81018.com/kontsevich/

You’re still young; congratulations on all that you have done to date.

I was trying to capture the initial development of ideation around the concept of infinitesimal composites. If we define the universe at the Planck scale, what is the most simple thing that can manifest? https://81018.com/universe-numbers/ Should we begin our definition with infinitesimal spheres? There is also something quite fundamental about pi (π) that is not finite. I suggest it tells us what is infinite — continuity, symmetry and harmony.

May I ask my simple and naive questions as I continue reading your work given my unusual perspective? Thank you.