Fields Medallists' Lectures, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Fields Medallists' Lectures, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Michael Atiyah, Daniel Iagolnitzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812382593

ISBN-13: 9789812382597

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

Although the Fields Medal does not have the same public recognition as the Nobel Prizes, they share a similar intellectual standing. It is restricted to one field — that of mathematics — and an age limit of 40 has become an accepted tradition. Mathematics has in the main been interpreted as pure mathematics, and this is not so unreasonable since major…  See more details below

Overview

Although the Fields Medal does not have the same public recognition as the Nobel Prizes, they share a similar intellectual standing. It is restricted to one field — that of mathematics — and an age limit of 40 has become an accepted tradition. Mathematics has in the main been interpreted as pure mathematics, and this is not so unreasonable since major contributions in some applied areas can be (and have been) recognized with Nobel Prizes.A list of Fields Medallists and their contributions provides a bird's-eye view of mathematics over the past 60 years. It highlights the areas in which, at various times, greatest progress has been made. This volume does not pretend to be comprehensive, nor is it a historical document. On the other hand, it presents contributions from Fields Medallists and so provides a highly interesting and varied picture.The second edition of Fields Medallists' Lectures features additional contributions from the following Medallists: Kunihiko Kodaira (1954), Richard E Borcherds (1998), William T Gowers (1998), Maxim Kontsevich (1998), Curtis T McMullen (1998) and Vladimir Voevodsky (2002).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812382597
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
World Scientific Series in 20th Century Mathematics
Pages:
824
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.70(d)

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