## Speakers **John Conway** Princeton University *Tangles Bangles andKnots* **Mary Ellen Rudin** University of Wisconsin-Madison *What is Topology?* | *Program for talented and motivated mathematics students!* | | # Arnold Ross Lectures 2001*Sponsored by American Mathematical Society and* St. Louis Science CenterThe American Mathematical Society is proud to present the 12th in a series of lectures for talented high school mathematics students. This is a time of exciting progress in the mathematical sciences. Mathematical research has stimulated new ideas in many subject areas--computer science, physics, engineering, biology, the behavioral sciences, and other disciplines. And yet many people are not aware of the importance of mathematics and the stimulating activities currently under way in mathematical research. The purpose of this series of lectures for talented high schoolmathematics students is to stimulate their interest in mathematics beyond the traditional classroom and to show them the tremendous opportunities for careers in mathematics--as mathematics teachers and as researchers in government, industry, and universityprograms. The lectures are intended to illustrate some recentdevelopment in mathematical research. |