I have recently uploaded on the French HAL a preprint numbered hal-00987177 (on arXiv it is 1405.1003) modestly entitled From Boltzmann to random matrices and beyond. This is my first upload in the History and Overview (math.HO) section. This initial version has 26 pages. Remarkably, the number $26$, used for Applied Maths by the French Conseil national des universités, is the unique number between a square ($25=5^2$) and a cube ($27=3^3$), cf. [GB].