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2002 (Publication #89)

Computer Graphics in Mathematical Research, From ICM 1978 to ICM 2002: A Personal Reflection

Proceedings of International Congress on Mathematical Software, Beijing 2002, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 180-189.

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ABSTRACT

Six International Congresses ago, a 45-minute invited address in Helsinki introduced the use of computer animation in mathematical research and teaching. Word of mouth produced a demand for a second showing. Five years later in Warsaw, an improved version of the Helsinki presentation filled in for a cancelled invited address and once again there was a repeat performance. Now, twenty-four years later, we can return to the same themes and see how the advent of raster graphics, real-time display, and interactivity on the Internet can enrich our understanding of the geometry of surfaces, both for research and teaching.