Computation and Innovation in the Nonlinear Sciences
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 75)
As the lead-off speaker I would like to reflect on the previous School of Nonlinear Mathematics and Physics [Zabusky, 1968] that Martin Kruskal and I organized 14 years ago. Several members of the present faculty or their teachers were there. W. Heisenberg, well-known for his pioneering contributions to quantum mechanics, opened the School with a talk “Nonlinear Problems in Physics” [Heisenberg, 1967] that I take the liberty of distilling into four aphorisms:
Simplification by symmetrizing.
Initial progress by linearizing.
General features by statistical methods.
Apparently coherent phenomena with long-time unpredictability.
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