"Mathematicians set two goals now that we are entering a new millennium. The first is to be able to maintain the traditional strength of our basic research, which is the seedbed of new ideas and new applications. The second is to expand our contact with the world that is beyond Science. Every year that passes, mathematicians are getting more efficient in the work they offer to others and in the task of incorporating others into the world of mathematics". Phillip Griffiths, IAS Princeton.