RT Generic DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50076220 LA English T1 The importance of mathematics A1 Gowers, Timothy., Tisseyre, François., EcoutezVoir, Atelier., Clay Mathematics Institute., PB Clay Mathematics Institute PP Paris, France YR 2000 AB The Importance of Mathematics is a lucid, dynamic presentation of the deep and important question of the relevance of mathematics to society, delivered by one of the best mathematicians of the modern age. Timothy Gowers is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambirdge (UK) and a recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Professor Gowers gave the Keynote Address at the historic Millennium Meeting of the Clay Mathematics Institute -- the very same meeting at which the Millennium Prize Problems were announced. Gowers spoke about the relevance of mathematics to diverse applications citing examples in computer science, finance, and engineering. His theme underscores the unity of different apparently diverse sub-fields of mathematics. His exposition is exceptionally clear and easy to follow, making mathematics accessible to non-experts.