# Mathematical Developments Arising from Hilbert Problems

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*Felix E. Browder*

In May 1974, the American Mathematical Society sponsored
a special symposium on the mathematical consequences of the
Hilbert problems, held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb,
Illinois. The central concern of the symposium was to focus upon areas
of importance in contemporary mathematical research which can be seen as
descended in some way from the ideas and tendencies put forward by
Hilbert in his speech at the International Congress of Mathematicians in
Paris in 1900. The Organizing Committee's basic objective was to obtain
as broad a representation of significant mathematical research
as possible within the general constraint of relevance to the
Hilbert problems. The Committee consisted of P. R. Bateman
(secretary), F. E. Browder (chairman), R. C. Buck,
D. Lewis, and D. Zelinsky.

The volume contains the proceedings of that symposium and
includes papers corresponding to all the invited addresses with one
exception. It contains as well the address of Professor
B. Stanpacchia that could not be delivered at the symposium because
of health problems. The volume includes photographs of the speakers (by
the courtesy of Paul Halmos), and a translation of the text of the
Hilbert Problems as published in the

An additional unusual feature of the volume is the article
entitled “Problems of present day mathematics” which
appears immediately after the text of Hilbert's article. The development
of this material was initiated by Jean Dieudonné
through correspondence with a nummber of mathematicians throughout the
world. The resulting problems, as well as others obtained by the
editor, appear in the form in which they were suggested.