The story of the higher dimensional Poincaré conjecture : what actually happened on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro / Stephen Smale ; introduced by Michael Shub.

Smale talks about Poincaré conjecture and the controversy about his proof. He provides personal experiences surrounding his work and its relationship to government policies.

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Authors: American Mathematical Society (Production company, Publisher)
Mathematical Association of America (Production company)
Other Authors: Smale, Stephen, 1930- (Speaker)
Shub, Michael, 1943- (Presenter)
Language:English
Published: Providence, R.I. : American Mathematical Society, [2009?]
Series:AMS-MAA joint lecture series.
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Physical Description:1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: Video DVD
Description
Summary:
Smale talks about Poincaré conjecture and the controversy about his proof. He provides personal experiences surrounding his work and its relationship to government policies.
Note:"AMS-MAA invited address"--Opening screen.
Originally produced in 1992.
Digitally reformatted into DVD from the VHS.
Call Number:QA613.2 .S63 2009 VideoDVD
ISBN:9780821846988
0821846981
System Details:Burned DVD (DVD-R) format: this disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Event Details:
Recorded in Phoenix, Ariz. on January 11, 1989.