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The importance of mathematics

Author: Timothy Gowers; François Tisseyre; Atelier EcoutezVoir; Clay Mathematics Institute.
Publisher: Paris, France : Clay Mathematics Institute, ©2000.
Series: Springer VideoMATH.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Gowers; François Tisseyre; Atelier EcoutezVoir; Clay Mathematics Institute.
OCLC Number: 50076220
Notes: The lecture by Timothy Gowers was given at Clay Mathematics Institut Millenium Meeting, Collège de France, Paris, May 24-25, 2000.
Credits: Camera, Boris Carrete.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 (11 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Springer VideoMATH.
Responsibility: a lecture by Timothy Gowers ; directed by Frano̧is Tisseyre ; production, Atelier EcoutezVoir ; distributed by Springer VideoMATH.

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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.

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