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Topology: Past, present and future. (English) Zbl 0671.01007
Algebraic topology, Proc. Int. Conf., Arcata/Calif. 1986, Lect. Notes Math. 1370, 1-9 (1989).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0661.00012.]
The article is written on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the mathematical journal Topology, founded in 1961. The author, who has been one of the editors of the journal from its inception, discusses specialization of journals in science and mathematics in particular as well as revokes the contents of the first volumes of the journal, pointing out several extremely important papers published.
Reviewer: R.M.Dimitrić
MSC:
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
01A80 Sociology (and profession) of mathematics
54-03 History of general topology
55-03 History of algebraic topology
57-03 History of manifolds and cell complexes