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The mathematical sciences after the year 2000. Proceedings of the international conference, Beirut, Lebanon, January 11–15, 1999. (English) Zbl 0966.00022
Singapore: World Scientific. xii, 174 p. (2000).

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Publisher’s description: This volume contains articles by leading mathematicians and physicists in different directions, such as geometry, probability, variational problems, dynamical systems, mathematical economics, quantum field theory, string theory and cosmology.

The articles of this volume will be reviewed individually.
Indexed articles:
Atiyah, Michael, Geometry and physics in the 20th century, 1-9 [Zbl 0994.01011]
Duff, M. J., A layman’s guide to M-theory, 10-36 [Zbl 0978.81070]
Ekeland, Ivar, Mathematical models in economics, 37-44 [Zbl 0991.91031]
Hull, C. M., Duality and strings, space and time, 45-64 [Zbl 0978.81071]
Jackiw, Roman, Field theory—why have some physicists abandoned it, 65-70 [Zbl 0978.81052]
Khuri, Ramzi R., Black holes, thermodynamics and polymers, 71-76 [Zbl 0979.83514]
Martin, A., Spying on nature: How general principles lead to physical results, 77-89 [Zbl 0978.81053]
McKean, Henry, Probability & its applications, 90-95 [Zbl 0983.60002]
Mukhanov, V., Inflation: Conjectures vs. facts, 96-115 [Zbl 0979.83045]
Nirenberg, L., Variational methods in nonlinear problems, 116-122 [Zbl 0980.58005]
Palis, Jacob, Homoclinic bifurcations: from Poincaré to present time, 123-134 [Zbl 1065.37506]
Stelle, K. S., Brane charge cohomology and tension lattices, 135-143 [Zbl 0977.81127]
Varadhan, S. R. S., Scaling limits of large interacting systems, 144-158 [Zbl 1112.82320]
Wadia, Spenta R., The microscopic origin of black hole thermodynamics in string theory, 159-168 [Zbl 0979.83515]
00B25 Proceedings of conferences of miscellaneous specific interest
01A67 Future perspectives in mathematics