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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
I just came back from the Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal. It was an intense week of mathematics. Besides having excellent invited and plenary lectures, there were 70 special sessions! There were five plenary lectures: Manuel del … Continue reading
Maryam Mirzakhani is known for her work on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Some of her most cited work looks at the moduli space of a genus $g$ Riemann surface with $n$ geodesic boundary components. In two of her papers, she computes … Continue reading
Laure Saint-Raymond is a mathematician working in partial differential equations, fluid mechanics, and statistical mechanics. She is a professor at l’École Normale Supérieure de Paris and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (also known as Paris VI). In 2013, she became … Continue reading
Yves Meyer has been selected to win the 2017 Abel Prize. The citation is “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. His work is certainly well known within mathematics, especially within harmonic analysis and in … Continue reading
Karen Smith is a mathematician at the University of Michigan, which is where she also did her Ph.D. Her thesis was on tight closure, an important topic in commutative algebra. There is, of course, a lot of overlap between commutative algebra and … Continue reading
Quanta Magazine, from the Simons Foundation, has been publishing some excellent articles about mathematics. It is not a research journal, so Mathematical Reviews doesn’t cover it. Nevertheless, if you want to dig deeper into some of the mathematical issues discussed … Continue reading
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
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