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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
Mathematicians are good at counting. We can count the number of ways to roll a 7 with two dice. (Answer = 6.) We can count the number of ways to shuffle a deck of cards so that every card is … Continue reading
We have given MathSciNet some upgrades. As of January 3rd, 2017, MathSciNet will be running on new software, which has allowed us to add some great new features, with more to come in February 2017. This post provides some highlights of how … Continue reading
The AMS is announcing the winners of some of the major prizes that they will award at the upcoming Joint Mathematical Meetings in Atlanta (January 4-7, 2017). The Joint Prize Session, where prizes from the various participating societies will be presented, … Continue reading
As of November 12, Mathematical Reviews has over 20,000 active reviewers! The input of researchers from around the world helps to make MathSciNet such a valuable tool. We are truly grateful for your efforts. Thank you!
One of the great – and oldest – resources for mathematics on the web is the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. Before there was Wikipedia, there was MacTutor. It was founded by two mathematicians, John J. O’Connor and Edmund F. Robertson, both … Continue reading
MathSciNet now has bibliographic information (metadata) for 263 French doctoral theses from the “Between Two Wars Period”: 1913-1947, courtesy of NUMDAM. The data includes links to the full texts of these theses. Some notable mathematicians are included in the collection.
Editors from Mathematical Reviews will be at two upcoming AMS Sectional Meetings to give demos of MathSciNet, as well as to answer questions. This is a great chance to learn more about using MathSciNet, about updating your author profile, about … Continue reading
MathSciNet is full of metadata. We create our own metadata. We receive metadata from many of the publishers of the journals we cover. So what are metadata? (Or what is metadata?) The simplest explanation of metadata is that they are a type of … Continue reading
Today I’m making two blog posts about exceptional reviews: one review of a book and one of a paper. This post is about Grigor Sargsyan‘s exceptional review of a paper: John Steel‘s chapter, An outline of inner model theory, in the … Continue reading