From Topology to Computation: Proceedings of the Smalefest

  • Morris W. Hirsch
  • Jerrold E. Marsden
  • Michael Shub

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Autobiographical Material

  3. Informal Talks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. R. Thom
      Pages 76-78
    3. E. C. Zeeman
      Pages 79-80
  4. Differential Topology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Discussions

      1. J. Stallings, A. Haefliger
        Pages 107-113
      2. David Spring
        Pages 114-116
    3. Contributed Paper

      1. V. A. Vassil’ev
        Pages 117-128
  5. Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Discussions

      1. Graciela Chichilnisky
        Pages 147-161
    3. Y.-H. Wan
      Pages 162-162
  6. Dynamical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Discussion

      1. S. Newhouse, R. F. Williams
        Pages 179-185
    3. Contributed Papers

  7. Theory of Computation

  8. Nonlinear Functional Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479

About this book


An extraordinary mathematical conference was held 5-9 August 1990 at the University of California at Berkeley: From Topology to Computation: Unity and Diversity in the Mathematical Sciences An International Research Conference in Honor of Stephen Smale's 60th Birthday The topics of the conference were some of the fields in which Smale has worked: • Differential Topology • Mathematical Economics • Dynamical Systems • Theory of Computation • Nonlinear Functional Analysis • Physical and Biological Applications This book comprises the proceedings of that conference. The goal of the conference was to gather in a single meeting mathemati­ cians working in the many fields to which Smale has made lasting con­ tributions. The theme "Unity and Diversity" is enlarged upon in the section entitled "Research Themes and Conference Schedule." The organizers hoped that illuminating connections between seemingly separate mathematical sub­ jects would emerge from the conference. Since such connections are not easily made in formal mathematical papers, the conference included discussions after each of the historical reviews of Smale's work in different fields. In addition, there was a final panel discussion at the end of the conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Morris W. Hirsch
    • 1
  • Jerrold E. Marsden
    • 2
  • Michael Shub
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.IBM ResearchT.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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