REPORT OF THE SENIOR ASSESSMENT PANEL OF THE INTERNATIONAL
ASSESSMENT OF THE U.S. MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
March 1998
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Foreword
 Preface
 Executive Summary

 Introduction
 The Mathematical Sciences: Their Structure and
Contributions
 Criteria for Assessment
 International Comparisons
 Findings
 Federal and Nonfederal Support for Research
in Academic Mathematical
Sciences
 Objectives, Recommendations, and Milestones for
NSF
 Appendices
 Appendix 1. Senior Assessment Panel
Membership
 Appendix 2. Assessment of Subfields
 Appendix 3. Possible Trends in the Coming
Decades
 Appendix 4. Basic Research in Mathematics:
Collaboration between Academic and Industry

 Endnotes
 Afterword