Resolution of singularities and modular Galois theory

Shreeram S. Abhyankar
2000 Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society  
I shall sketch a brief history of the desingularization problem from Riemann thru Zariski to Hironaka, including the part I played in it and the work on Galois theory which this led me to, and how that caused me to search out many group theory gurus. I shall also formulate several conjectures and suggest numerous thesis problems.
doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-00-00892-2 fatcat:t2l4u2iyejggvhvg4jzx4qzyqi