Positivity (2010) 14:577–578 DOI 10.1007/s11117-010-0101-9 Positivity S. S. Kutateladze © Springer Basel AG 2010 Socially we proceed by example. Wim has exhibited such an example to me, granting a hope of future during the ﬁrst years of our interest in application of the modern technique of model theory to positivity. It is worth recalling that in the early 1960s, Wim, then an established analyst of high reputation in Banach lattices, stood the second to Abraham Robinson in promoting the ideas of the brand-new nonstandard analysis. The second publication on nonstandard analysis was Wim’s famous article “What is nonstandard analysis?” In 2006 I was asked to give a lecture on the basics of Boolean valued analysis to geometers and of course the title of this lecture was a la Wim “What is Boolean valued analysis?” It was Wim who edited the famous green book Applications of model theory to algebra, analysis and probability in 1969. A few weeks ago we exchanged letters with Dana Scott who will visit the Malcev Centennial at Novosibirsk later this sum- mer. He reminded me that in this book he published the article “Boolean models and nonstandard analysis” where he forecasted the future of what
Positivity – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 3, 2010
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