Geographical Distribution of Research and Effects of Migration
Our contribution to the closely related topics appearing in the heading of this chapter will be of a modest nature. Geographical distribution of mathematical research now comprises a much larger part of the globe than it did at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. India and Japan had already joined Europe and North America before World War I with important contributions to mathematics although not to our special field. Since then, contributions have come in increasing numbers from many more countries, and in a remarkable number of cases, from mathematicians who were natives of other countries. For instance, after World War I a rapidly increasing number of authors were natives of China, although they did not work there, at least not at the time of the publication of their papers. As it happens, our bibliography lists only one Chinese author, Hua, who at the time of the appearance of his paper mentioned there was in the United States but later returned to his native country.
KeywordsMigration Europe Coherence
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