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The Abel Prize — Anne Anastasi George J. Martin David Kruskal Fortunately, I already had some exposure to ideas of algebraic number theory, through contact with John Tate and Serge Lang, and especially with Emil Artin, whose beautiful and highly polished lectures were an inspiration.

Supplemented notes of a seminar held in Princeton inthis book is an excellent introduction to the algebraic K-theory. This book gives a present-day account of Marston Morse’s theory of the calculus of variations in the large.

Two main themes can be put forth: However, there have been important developments during the past few years which are not mentioned.

Mathematical ReviewsMR 58 Jason Morgan Edward Witten There is also some overlap with work of Pham, Brieskorn and Hirzebruch Mathematical, statistical, and computer sciences. Milnor’s work in the subjects appearing in this volume has given birth to whole programs and set the agenda of research in these subjects for the last five decades. Just such a topic is the subject of this wonderful book. Mathematical, statistical, and computer sciences s The theory has been developed by many authors, but the work of Hyman Bass has been particularly noteworthy, and Bass’s book “Algebraic K-theory”is the most important source of information.


Leonard Theoy Andrew J. Mathematical ReviewsMR 29 The concept of moorse value and the theorem of Sard and Brown, which asserts that every smooth mapping has regular values, play a central role.

Milnor’s Dynamics in one complex variable started as lecture notes in The volume is dedicated to Norman Steenrod. John Griggs Thompson Karen K. The papers in the volume were mostly written during the late s or the s; two papers were not previously published. Many of the collected papers have been – and should remain – very influential.

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From this point of view, it complements the classic book of H Bass [ Algebraic K-theory] which, for obvious reasons, was limited to the study of groups of Grothendieck and Whitehead. The papers in the volume mostly represent the “golden years” of differential topology late s-early sto which Milnor was one of the principal contributors; the book certainly belongs on every working or budding topologist’s bookshelf.

Albert Overhauser Frank Press Milnor was born on February 20, in Orange, New Jersey.

Peter Lax Antoni Zygmund Monthly 74 4 Most of these were written during the late ‘s or the ‘s, but some recent expository papers are also included. In conclusion, this volume is a treasure-house. However, the remaining nine needed to be reTEXed. Vannevar Bush John Robinson Pierce Seminars and teaching led to questions about the limits of application of the familiar functors of topology, about general constructions and their properties, and about the fine structure of invariants and families of invariants.


Mathematical ReviewsMR g: Furthermore, a graduate student studying topology will benefit from reading Part 2, morrse consists of three previously unpublished survey lectures.

There are other lesser known photographs in the book: Since their appearance they have become a standard text regularly used mores graduate students and others interested in learning the subject. Unpublished papers have been typeset and edited for readability and correctness. Mathematical ReviewsMR 32 Roald Hoffmann George C.

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Mathematical ReviewsMR i: In Milnor introduced a definition of attractor [1]. Mathematical ReviewsMR 50 Morsd work has opened several new directions in this field, and has given us many basic concepts, challenging problems and nice theorems. Paul Alivisatos Geraldine L.

Many topics of the papers included in this collection have witnessed a spectacular ttheory in recent years. Without explicitly quoting whole proofs, it is hard to convey exactly what makes Milnor’s book so pleasant to read.