The mathematical sciences are part of nearly all aspects of everyday life--the discipline has underpinned such beneficial modern capabilities as Internet search, medical imaging, computer animation, numerical weather predictions, and all types of digital communications. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025 examines the current state of the mathematical sciences and explores the changes needed for the discipline to be in a strong position and able to maximize its contribution to the nation in 2025. It finds the vitality of the discipline excellent and that it contributes in expanding ways to most areas of science and engineering, as well as to the nation as a whole, and recommends that training for future generations of mathematical scientists should be re-assessed in light of the increasingly cross-disciplinary nature of the mathematical sciences. In addition, because of the valuable interplay between ideas and people from all parts of the mathematical sciences, the report emphasizes that universities and the government need to continue to invest in the full spectrum of the mathematical sciences in order for the whole enterprise to continue to flourish long-term.
National Research Council. 2013. The Mathematical Sciences in 2025. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/15269.
|2 Vitality of the Mathematical Sciences||27-57|
|3 Connections Between the Mathematical Sciences and Other Fields||58-92|
|4 Important Trends in the Mathematical Sciences||93-115|
|5 People in the Mathematical Sciences Enterprise||116-144|
|6 The Changing Academic Context||145-152|
|Appendix A: Past Strategic Studies||155-158|
|Appendix B: Meeting Agendas and Other Inputs to the Study||159-162|
|Appendix C: Basic Data about the U.S. Mathematical Sciences||163-174|
|Appendix D: Examples of the Mathematical Sciences Support of Science and Engineering||175-189|
|Appendix E: Illustrative Programs Aimed at Increasing Participation in the Mathematical Sciences by Women and Underrepresented Minorities||190-196|
|Appendix F: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff||197-206|
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