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Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society: 2007-06-64; featuring "Let Platonism Die"

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NEWSLETTER
OF THE EUROPEAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Feature
 Visual Approach to Calculus
p. 17
History
The Gresham Chair
p. 26
Interview
L. Faddeev, M. Iosifescu
 
p. 31, 39
ERCOM
Euler Institute, St. Petersburg
p. 45
S
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EEMS
SEEM
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EuropeanMathematicalSociety
June 2007Issue 64ISSN 1027-488X
 
NEW EDITION 
Nonlinear Ordinary DifferentialEquations
An Introduction for Scientists andEngineers
Fourth Edition
Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith
Review from previous edition:‘...
classic book...I strongly recommend that you take a look. The presentation isexquisitely straightforward with numerous physically interesting examples, and it iscarefully and well written
.'
SIAM
This is a thoroughly up-dated and expanded 4th edition of a classic text.Topics include phase plane analysis, nonlinear damping, smallparameter expansions and singular perturbations, stability, Liapunovmethods, Poincare sequences, homoclinic bifurcation and Liapunovexponents.
 August 2007 | 560 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-920825-8 | £30.00Hardback | 978-0-19-920824-1 | £75.00
Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
Problems and Solutions
 A Sourcebook for Scientists and Engineers
An ideal companion to the new 4th Edition of 
Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
, this text contains over 500 problems and fully-worked solutions in nonlinear differential equations, many of which canbe adapted for independent coursework and self-study.
 August 2007 | 450 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-921203-3 | £25.00
Optimum Experimental Designs,with SAS
 Anthony Atkinson, Alexander Donev,and Randall Tobias
This text focuses on optimum experimental designusing SAS, a powerful software package thatprovides a complete set of statistical tools includinganalysis of variance, regression, categorical dataanalysis, and multivariate analysis. SAS codes, results, plots, numerousfigures and tables are provided, along with a fully supported website.O
XFORD
S
TATISTICAL
S
CIENCE
S
ERIES
N
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May 2007 | 528 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-929660-6 | £35.00Hardback | 978-0-19-929659-0 | £75.00
Universality and Renormalization
From Stochastic Evolution toRenormalization of Quantum Fields
Ilia Binder
and
Dirk Kreimer
Explores renormalization theory in quantum field theory.
F
IELDS
I
NSTITUTE
C
OMMUNICATIONS
No. 50
 AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY  April 2007 | 404 pp | Hardback | 978-0-8218-4273-7 | £69.25
Reconstructing Evolution
New Mathematical and Computational Advances
Edited by
Olivier Gascuel
and
Mike Steel
Evolution is a complex process, acting at multiple scales, from DNAsequences and proteins to populations of species. This collection of 10chapters - based around five themes - provides a detailed overview of the key topics, from the underlying concepts to the latest results. J
une 2007 | 352 pp | Hardback | 978-0-19-920822-7 | £39.50
NEW IN PAPERBACK 
 Advanced Distance Sampling
Estimating Abundance of Biological Populations
Edited by
S.T. Buckland, D.R Anderson,K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake,D.L. Borchers, and L. Thomas
This advanced text focuses on the uses of distance sampling toestimate the density and abundance of biological populations. Itaddresses new methodologies, new technologies and recentdevelopments in statistical theory and is the follow up companion to
Introduction to Distance Sampling
(OUP, 2001).
 June 2007 | 434 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-922587-3 | £24.95
NEW IN PAPERBACK 
Mathematics of Evolution andPhylogeny
Edited by
Olivier Gascuel
`
In-depth discussions make
Mathematics of Evolution and Phylogeny
a key reference for thosewith mathematical or computational perspectiveson evolution.
'
Systematic Biology
 July 2007 | 440 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-923134-8 | £24.95
Numerical Analysis andOptimization
An Introduction to MathematicalModelling and NumericalSimulation
Grégoire Allaire
Numerical Analysis and Optimization
familiarisesstudents with mathematical models (PDEs) andmethods of numerical solution and optimization and includes numerousexercises and examples.N
UMERICAL
M
ATHEMATICSAND
S
CIENTIFIC
C
OMPUTATION
May 2007 | 427 pp | Paperback | 978-0-19-920522-6 | £30.00Hardback | 978-0-19-920521-9 | £75.00
Dynamics of Infinite-dimensional Groups
The Ramsey-Dvoretzky-Milman Phenomenon
Vladimir Pestov
Of interest to mathematicians working in geometric functional analysis.U
NIVERSITY
L
ECTURE
S
ERIES
N
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 AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY  January2007 | 192 pp | Paperback |978-0-8218-4137-2 |£22.75
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Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that all EMS members can benefitfrom a 20% discount on a large range of our Mathematics books.For more information please visit: http://www.oup.co.uk/sale/science/ems
 
 Contents
EMS Newsletter June 2007 1
Editor-in-Chief 
Martin Raussen
Department of MathematicalSciences Aalborg UniversityFredrik Bajers Vej 7GDK-9220 Aalborg Øst,Denmark
e-mail: raussen@math.aau.dk
 Associate Editors
 Vasile Berinde
(Conferences)Department of Mathematicsand Computer ScienceUniversitatea de NordBaia MareFacultatea de StiinteStr. Victoriei, nr. 76430072, Baia Mare, Romania
e-mail: vberinde@ubm.ro
Krzysztof Ciesielski
(Societies)Mathematics InstituteJagellonian UniversityReymonta 4PL-30-059, Kraków, Poland
e-mail: Krzysztof.Ciesielski@im.uj.edu.pl
Robin Wilson
Department of Mathematics The Open UniversityMilton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
e-mail: r.j.wilson@open.ac.uk
Copy Editor
Chris Nunn
4 Rosehip WayLychpitBasingstoke RG24 8SW, UK
e-mail: nunn2quick@qmail.com
Editors
Giuseppe Anichini
Dipartimento di Matematica Applicata “G. Sansone” Via S. Marta 3I-50139 Firenze, Italy
e-mail: giuseppe.anichini@unifi.it
Chris Budd
(Applied Math./Applicationsof Math.)Department of MathematicalSciences, University of BathBath BA2 7AY, UK
e-mail: cjb@maths.bath.ac.uk
Mariolina Bartolini Bussi
(Math. Education)Dip. Matematica - Universitá Via G. Campi 213/bI-41100 Modena, Italy
e-mail: bartolini@unimo.it
 Ana Bela Cruzeiro
Departamento de MatemáticaInstituto Superior Técnico Av. Rovisco Pais1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
e-mail: abcruz@math.ist.utl.pt
 Vicente Muñoz
(Book Reviews)IMAFF – CSICC/Serrano, 113bisE-28006, Madrid, Spain
vicente.munoz @imaff.cfmac.csic.es
Ivan Netuka
(Recent Books)Mathematical InstituteCharles UniversitySokolovská 83186 75 Praha 8Czech Republic
e-mail: netuka@karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Frédéric Paugam
Institut de Mathématiquesde Jussieu175, rue de ChevaleretF-75013 Paris, France
e-mail: frederic.paugam@math.jussieu.fr
Ulf Persson
Matematiska VetenskaperChalmers tekniska högskolaS-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
e-mail: ulfp@math.chalmers.se
Walter Purkert
(History of Mathematics)Hausdorff-EditionMathematisches InstitutUniversität BonnBeringstrasse 1D-53115 Bonn, Germany
e-mail: edition@math.uni-bonn.de
Themistocles M. Rassias
(Problem Corner)Department of MathematicsNational Technical Universityof AthensZografou CampusGR-15780 Athens, Greece
e-mail: trassias@math.ntua.gr.
 Vladimír Sou
č
ek
(Recent Books)Mathematical InstituteCharles UniversitySokolovská 83186 75 Praha 8Czech Republic
e-mail: soucek@karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Editorial Team
EuropeanMathematicalSociety
Newsletter No. 64, June 2007
EMS Calendar
.............................................................................................................................
 
2
Editorial
.................................................................................................................................................
 
3
News from the EMS
...........................................................................................................
 
4
 The EMS publishing house –
N. Hungerbühler 
............................
 
10
 Abel Prize and Wolf Prize 2007
 
..........................................................................
 
12
Forced resignations at Uppsala University
.........................................
 
15
 A visual approach to calculus problems –
T. Apostol 
..........
 
17
Let Platonism die –
E. B. Davies
.......................................................................
 
24
Oldest Mathematical Chair in Britain –
R. J. Wilson
...................
 
26
Interview with L. Faddeev –
M.Semenov-Tian-Shansky 
...
 
31
Interview with M. Iosifescu –
V. Berinde
.................................................
 
39
ERCOM: Euler International Mathematical Institute
................
 
45
Book Review: Mateev, Algebraic Topology –
 A. Murillo
..........
 
47
Personal Column
.............................................................................................................................
48
Forthcoming Conferences
........................................................................................
 
49
Recent Books
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55
 The views expressed in this Newsletter are those of theauthors and do not necessarily represent those of theEMS or the Editorial Team.ISSN 1027-488X© 2007 European Mathematical SocietyPublished by theEMS Publishing HouseETH-Zentrum FLI C4CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland.homepage: www.ems-ph.orgFor advertisements contact: newsletter@ems-ph.org

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