Mathematicians for Human Rights: History of the Committee of Mathematicians (1974)

The international mathematical community is known for its solidarity and its commitment to human rights. In an article entitled “Mathematics, an impossible equation for the Kremlin” (Les maths, impossible équation pour le Kremlin), published in Médiapart on July 24, 2020, François Bonnet recalls an important campaign in the history of this commitment. The internment in a Soviet psychiatric hospital of Leonide Pliouchtch gave rise, from 1974, to a successful international campaign organized by the Committee of Mathematicians, launched in France by Henri Cartan, Laurent Schwartz, Michel Broué and Tania Mathon, on behalf of solidarity of scientists. This article is available here in pdf (French).