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Monthly Archives: May 2015
As many in the United States know, David Letterman retired from his late-night television show recently. Among other things, he was known for his Top Ten Lists. Well, the mathematically inclined do not have to go without, as MathSciNet … Continue reading
As many of you may have heard by now, John Nash died in a car crash while traveling home from Norway where he had just received the Abel Prize. Here is the obituary in the New York Times. Most people … Continue reading
Allyn Jackson, senior writer and deputy editor of the AMS Notices, interviewed me not long after I became the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. That interview is in the May 2015 issue Allyn and I talked about some of the major issues for Mathematical … Continue reading
Most of the reviews in MathSciNet are for articles, primarily from journals, but also from proceedings volumes and other collections. Did you know that we also review books? A book-length treatment of a subject allows the author to stretch out … Continue reading
There are many ways for an article to be exceptional. A paper by Goulden, Jackson, and Vakil, introduces an idea (double Hurwitz numbers), establishes some properties, conjectures some more, and connects the idea with several areas of mathematics. A great review of this … Continue reading