Math Awareness Month.

Mathematics is at the core of our attempts to understand the cosmos at every level: Riemannian geometry and topology furnish models of the universe, numerical simulations help us to understand large-scale dynamics, celestial mechanics provides a key to comprehending the solar system, and a wide variety of mathematical tools are needed for actual exploration of the space around us.
This year's Lonseth Lecture May 10, 2005 by Doug Arnold, on "The New Mathematical Gravitational Astronomy" will develop this theme.

Thursday, April 14, 2005