Dear Colleagues,
Over and over again, mathematics which was born for internal concerns within mathematics, theoretical mathematics, has turned out to prove useful in other areas of knowledge. A good example is that topological ideas are finding applications in material science. Here is a recent "editorial" about this issue:
http://www.nature.com/articles/nmat5026.pdf
Often this work is done by people who would call themselves something other than mathematicians but their reliance on mathematical tools is clear. Mathematics majors as part of their degree programs should be systematically told about this important work being done using mathematical ideas.
Regards,
Joe
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