By Yu Kiang Leong
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This e-book positive aspects interviews of 38 eminent mathematicians and mathematical scientists who have been invited to take part within the courses of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, nationwide collage of Singapore. initially released in its publication Imprints from 2003 to 2009, those interviews provide a desirable and insightful glimpse into the eagerness using one of the most artistic minds in smooth learn in natural arithmetic, utilized arithmetic, records, economics and engineering.
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In the first instance, we went to Memphis because my wife got absolutely fed up with Cambridge, finding it claustrophobic, and Erdös suggested that I go to Memphis, which he had visited many times, often several times a year. In Memphis I have a really wonderful job — no lecturing, no administration, a great assistant to look after me, funds to invite visitors, funds to travel, very clever and kind colleagues, an excellent gym, and so on. Although I do not have to lecture, I always give a graduate course on a topic I hope to write a book on.
Chaotic dynamics is just one face of complex dynamics. The first book on this subject was published by George Zaslavsky in 1970 under the title Stochasticity of Dynamical Systems. But “chaos” completely took over. You know, when something becomes more fashionable, you give up something else. I: The term “chaotic dynamics” seems to suggest more of a physics discipline. B: It’s not only a branch of physics. It’s a branch of science — it’s also chemistry, biology, geology, 21 geophysics and many other disciplines.
I think more people read about my work through the LA Times article then the rest of my papers combined ten times. The LA Times is read by several million people a day. A typical math journal: if you get over 100 citations it is very good. I: In some sense the exact nature of mathematics works against it. C: Yes. But we are not trying to publish a theorem, we are just trying to publicize the idea. So you have to put the precision aside. Some journalists are very good at knowing what the public wants and at translating what you say.
Creative Minds, Charmed Lives: Interviews at Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore by Yu Kiang Leong