Mathematicians of the World, Unite!: The International Congress of Mathematicians--A Human Endeavor

Mathematicians of the World, Unite!: The International Congress of Mathematicians--A Human Endeavor

by Guillermo Curbera
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568813309

ISBN-13: 9781568813301

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This vividly illustrated history of the International Congress of Mathematicians — a meeting of mathematicians from around the world held roughly every four years — acts as a visual history of the 25 congresses held between 1897 and 2006, as well as a story of changes in the culture of mathematics over the past century. Because the congress is an

Overview

This vividly illustrated history of the International Congress of Mathematicians — a meeting of mathematicians from around the world held roughly every four years — acts as a visual history of the 25 congresses held between 1897 and 2006, as well as a story of changes in the culture of mathematics over the past century. Because the congress is an international meeting, looking at its history allows us a glimpse into the effect of wars and strained relations between nations on the scientific community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568813301
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Early Times
Zurich 1897
Paris 1900
Heidelberg 1904
Rome 1908
Cambridge 1912
Interlude—Images of the ICM
Crisis In The Interwar Period
Strasbourg 1920
Toronto 1924
Bologna 1928
Zurich 1932
Oslo 1936
Interlude—Awards of the ICM
The Golden Era
Cambridge, Ma, 1950
Amsterdam 1954
Edinburgh 1958
Stockholm 1962
A Period Of Success
Interlude—Buildings of the ICM
On The Road
Moscow 1966
Nice 1970
Vancouver 1974
Helsinki 1978
Warsaw1982
Berkeley 1986
Interlude—Social Life at the ICM
In A Global World
Kyoto 1990
Zurich 1994
Berlin 1998
Beijing 2002
Madrid 2006
Coda—International Mathematical Union
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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