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Mathematical Events of the Twentieth Century by Yuri I. Manin, Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd, Ludwig Faddeev,

By Yuri I. Manin, Vladimir Igorevich Arnol'd, Ludwig Faddeev, V. B. Filippov, Vladimir M. Tikhomirov, Anatoly M. Vershik, A. A. Bolibruch, OSIPOV YURIY S., Yakov G. Sinai

This booklet comprises numerous contributions at the most eminent occasions within the improvement of twentieth century arithmetic, representing a wide selection of specialities during which Russian and Soviet mathematicians performed a substantial function. The articles are written in a casual variety, from mathematical philosophy to the outline of the improvement of rules, own thoughts and provides a different account of private conferences with recognized representatives of twentieth century arithmetic who exerted nice impression in its improvement. This booklet should be of significant curiosity to mathematicians, who will take pleasure in seeing their very own specialities defined with a few historic standpoint. Historians will learn it with an analogous purpose, and maybe additionally to pick issues for destiny research.

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Math. , 46). While studying the interval exchange model, Zorich discovered (by computer experimentation) astonishing new laws of correlation decay in such systems. In a recent work, Zorich and Kontsevich were able to explain most of these observations, relating them to the ergodic theory of geodesic flows on the Teichm¨uller spaces. The study of the interval exchange model has thus returned to the nonexact Hamiltonian pseudo-periodic topology on higher genus surfaces, which was the initial motivation for the publication of this model in 1963.

Acad. Sci. Paris, S´er. , 1999, 328, 1025–1030) who constructed generalizations of the braid group, which are based on the sequence of discriminants obtained from an algebraic hypersurface in the complex affine space by consecutive projections onto hyperplanes of decreasing dimension (and providing generators and relations of the fundamental groups of the complements to these discriminants). From Hilbert’s Superposition Problem to Dynamical Systems 27 z(a, b, c) cannot be represented as a combination of algebraic functions in two variables for some essentially topological reasons.

Another useful rule is that you can usually learn a lot about the state-ofthe-art in some domain from your neighbors. Many times I have used the opportunity to pose silly questions to D. B. Fuchs, S. P. Novikov, Ya. G. Sinai, From Hilbert’s Superposition Problem to Dynamical Systems 47 D. V. Anosov, V. M. Alekseev, V. A. Rokhlin, and later to my own students. Once I asked the greatest number theorist I knew, whose works in many domains of mathematics I always admired, a question in number theory.

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