NSF Initiative Gives Field a Chance to Show Relevance

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2275
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2275

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Congress has given the National Science Foundation a green light to boost funding of mathematics research--in service to the nation. Mathematics is being viewed as a cost-effective means of spurring scientific discovery in all fields, and it is also vitally important to national security. For 2002 that's likely to mean $30 million more for the discipline.