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Celebrating 100 Years of Meetings: History and ReminiscencesShare this page
Paul Bateman; Everett Pitcher; William L Duren; G Baley Price; Wilfred Kaplan
This videotape contains edited versions of presentations made at the Special Session “Meetings of Mathematicians” held during the 100th meeting of the AMS in Cincinnati in January 1994. Rich with history and sparkling with humor, the tape features reminiscences by distinguished elders of the mathematical community. Some of the highlights include a vivid history of the landmark World Congress of Mathematics of 1896; fascinating portraits of Hilbert, Levi-Civita, and Wiener; a sobering look at incidents of racism and sexism associated with AMS meetings; and some spirited suggestions for events for future meetings. Accessible to a general audience and requiring no mathematical background, this lively and touching program will appeal to anyone with a fondness for the history of mathematics.