**AMS-MAA Joint Lecture Series** 1989; 60 minutes; DVD ISBN-10: 0-8218-4698-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4698-8 List Price: US$25 Order Code: DVD/30
| In this moving lecture, Smale presents a personal account of the events surrounding his famous proof of the Poincaré Conjecture for dimensions greater than 4. As he reads from original documents from the government and from science publications, the discrimination he endured and the support provided by his mathematical colleagues offer an intriguing glimpse into the way politics can influence science policy. (Phoenix, AZ, 1989) |