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I know that the bourbakism had an influence in the academic world and an impact in secondary school and university. There are remarks in this Wikipedia dedicated to Nicolas Bourbaki.

Question. Does Nicolas Bourbaki have an influence on the current mathematical research? In what branchs/fields of mathematics, and why? Feel free if you need it to answer this as a reference request, and I try to find and read those facts. Many thanks.

I am asking from an informative point of view.

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The main influence on current research of Bourbaki seems to be the Bourbaki Seminar. Here is a link to the program of the next seminar, on January 13, 2018.

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    $\begingroup$ This is obviously wrong. The main influence on current mathematical research might more likely lie in a general ethos of precision and rigour. $\endgroup$ – Did Jan 10 '18 at 12:17
  • $\begingroup$ Many thanks for your answer. $\endgroup$ – user243301 Jan 10 '18 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Did I am not sure that Bourbaki, who is indeed fond of precision and rigor, would endorse your sentence "This is obviously wrong" for an unproved statement, mostly opinion based. $\endgroup$ – J.-E. Pin Jan 10 '18 at 12:46
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    $\begingroup$ Don't you think you are the one who ought to provide concrete elements to support the outlandish idea that a mere seminar is the main influence of Bourbaki on research today? (Yes, yes, I know, this is not quite a standard seminar, but yet!) Or is this a veiled way of saying that this influence is, overall, nearly zero? $\endgroup$ – Did Jan 10 '18 at 15:14

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