id: 05077247
dt: j
an: 2007f.00379
au: Monastyrsky, Michael
ti: Some remarks on “Mathematics at the turn of the millennium”.
so: Am. Math. Mon. 112, No. 9, 832-838 (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Washington, DC
la: EN
cc: I90 A30 M50 M60
ut: topology; physics; biology
ci:
li: doi:10.2307/30037608
ab: This talk was given at a U.S. Library of Congress conference in 1999,
“Frontiers of the Mind in the 21st Century”. After reviewing some
mistaken predictions made by Poincaré and Hilbert at the beginning of
the twentieth century, indications are given of subsequent progress.
Topology is regarded as the best illustration of the new character of
mathematics while the greatest contrast with the nineteenth century is
in the greater interaction of different fields and structures. Examples
of the interaction of mathematics with physics and with biology are
given.
rv: Albert C. Lewis (Indianapolis)