A Century of Mathematical Meetings

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Bettye Anne Case
American Mathematical Soc., 1996 - Mathematics - 332 pages
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This book features contributions by and about some of the luminaries of American mathematics. Included here are essays based on presentations made during the symposium Celebration of 100 Years of Annual Meetings, held at the AMS meeting in Cincinnati in January 1994. In addition, a number of contributions were solicited after the symposium. The papers in this collection form a vibrant collage of mathematical personalities--a collage that makes being a member of the community of mathematicians rich and rewarding. This book weaves a tapestry of mathematical life in the United States, with emphasis on the past seventy years. Photographs, old and recent, further decorate that tapestry. This volume complements three earlier AMS volumes of collected papers about mathematics in America: A Century of Mathematics in America, Parts I, II, and III. There are many stories to be told about the making of mathematics and the personalities of those who meet to share it. This collection offers a celebration in words and pictures of a century of American mathematical life.
 

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Contents

Informally Speaking
5
Participants in the 100 Annual Meetings Celebration
20
Plates 2 3 4 Speakers in the Special Session Meetings of Mathematicians
23
Some Presidents Past Present Future
24
Secretaries and Associate Secretaries
25
Special Committee on 100 Years of Annual Meetings
26
Plates 813 The Announcers Ronald Graham Robert Fossum Everett Pitcher Richard Askey William Jaco John Selfridge
27
Stage dignitaries chat
28
Congress of Mathematicians Worlds Columbian Exposition 1893
34
1959 AMS Council Meeting
35
Conference on Analytic Functions IAS 1957
36
Schematic for Plate 34
37
Preliminary Announcement TwentyNinth Annual Meeting Cambridge December 2728 1922
38
Schedule of events Celebration of 100 Years of AMS Annual Meetings
39
The Beginnings
43
The How and Why of Meetings
71

Janet Balletto H Hope Daly Rebekka Struik
29
Cathleen Morawetz speaking Mike Artin
30
Sam Perlis
31
Jean Taylor Dirk Struik
32
Ruth Favro Dirk Struik Gloria Phoenix
33
Recollections
121
My First AMS Meeting
169
A Lifetime in Mathematics 19251994
183
Olga TausskyTodd 19061995
321
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Bettye Anne Case is Olga Larson Professor of Mathematics at Florida State University. Anne M. Leggett is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Loyola University, Chicago.

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