# Mathematical problems for the next century

@article{Smale1998MathematicalPF, title={Mathematical problems for the next century}, author={Stephen Smale}, journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer}, year={1998}, volume={20}, pages={7-15} }

V. I. Arnold, on behalf of the International Mathematical Union has written to a number of mathematicians with a suggestion that they describe some great problems for the next century. This report is my response. Arnold's invitation is inspired in part by Hilbert's list of 1900 (see e.g. [Browder, 1976]) and I have used that list to help design this essay. I have listed 18 problems, chosen with these criteria:

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