Summary: Fields Institute Communications
Volume 00, 0000
From Hilbert's Superposition Problem to Dynamical
V. I. Arnold
Steklov Mathematical Institute,
Gubkina str. 8, Moscow, 117966, Russia
CEREMADE, Universit'e Paris 9 -- Dauphine
75775 Paris, Cedex 16e, France
Abstract. This is the first of the series of three lectures given by
Vladimir Arnold in June 1997 at the meeting in the Fields Institute
dedicated to his 60th birthday.
Some people, even though they study, but without
enough zeal, and therefore live long.
Archibishop Gennady of Novgorod in a
letter to Metropolitan Simon, ca 1500.
Today, I shall try to explain the diversity of subjects I was working on. In
fact, I was following one line from the very beginning and there was essentially one
problem I was working on all my life. This fact seems strange even to me but I