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Reflections and prospectives

Author: J. Glimm
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 47 (2010), 127-136
Published electronically: October 14, 2009
MathSciNet review: 2566447
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Abstract: Intellectual challenges and opportunities for mathematics are greater than ever. The role of mathematics in society continues to grow; with this growth comes new opportunities and some growing pains; each will be analyzed here.

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Additional Information

J. Glimm
Affiliation: Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3600
Address at time of publication: Computational Science Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11793-6000

Received by editor(s): August 29, 2009
Received by editor(s) in revised form: August 31, 2009
Published electronically: October 14, 2009
Additional Notes: The author is a Past President of the American Mathematical Society, and this article is based on his Retiring AMS Presidential Address, delivered at the 2010 Joint Meetings.
This work was supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy grants DE-FC52-08NA28614, DE-AC07-05ID14517 and DE-FG07-07ID14889, and the Army Research Office grant W911NF0910306.
Article copyright: © Copyright 2009 by James Glimm

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