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#### Description

Stephen J. Smale, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University
of California, Berkeley, who has contributed to a broad range of
mathematical fields, has been named a recipient of the 2007 Wolf
Foundation Prize in Mathematics, one of an array of prestigious prizes
awarded yearly by the Israeli foundation.

Smale's work has been called "audacious" and has had a fundamental
influence on numerous fields of mathematics, garnering him in 1966 the
Fields Medal of the International Mathematical Union, often called the
Nobel Prize of mathematics. The Wolf Prize honors Smale for "his
groundbreaking contributions that have played a fundamental role in
shaping differential topology, dynamical systems, mathematical
economics and other subjects in mathematics."

Smale is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 1996 winner of the
National Medal of Science, and the subject of a 2000 biography,
"Stephen Smale: The Mathematician Who Broke the Dimension Barrier," by
Steve Batterson (UC Newsroom, University of California, 2007 - 01 - 19).

#### Lectures:

lecture Vision and Hodge Theory as author at Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS), Chicago 2009,
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lecture The Mathematics of Emergence and Flocking as author at 4th European Conference on Complex Systems,
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