Job Postings – Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews

Work at Math ReviewsWe are hiring!   We have three Associate Editor positions opening up for 2019.  We are looking for one new Associate Editor to start as soon as possible in 2019 and two new Associate Editors to start in late spring or summer 2019.  All three jobs are posted on MathJobs.org (of course!).

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Break on Through

The winners of the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes have been announced.  There are six recipients in mathematics: Vincent Lafforgue, Chenyang Xu, Karim Adiprasito, June Huh, Kaisa Matomäki, and Maksym Radziwill.   The laureates will receive their awards during a live televised ceremony on Sunday, November 4.    Continue reading

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Open House at Mathematical Reviews – October 20, 2018

Fall colors on the Diag, University of Michigan campus.

Photograph courtesy of the University of Michigan

Mathematical Reviews is hosting an Open House as part of the AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.   The open house will take place Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 to 2:00pm at the Mathematical Reviews building, 416 S. Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI.  Come see where the magic happens!  Continue reading

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What’s the difference between publications and related publications?

In an author profile on MathSciNet, you will often see two numbers for publications:  Total Publications and Total Related Publications.  What’s the difference?   Continue reading

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Mathematical Reviews at ICM 2018

Logo for ICM 2018The AMS and Mathematical Reviews will be at the ICM in Rio de Janeiro, August 1-9, 2018.  Mathematicians will be coming from all of the world for nine days of some of the best mathematics of today.  It will be an exciting time — and a great opportunity to learn more about MathSciNet!  Continue reading

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Masaki Kashiwara awarded 2018 Kyoto Prize

Masaki Kashiwara has been awarded the 2018 Kyoto Prize in Basic SciencesContinue reading

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INSPIRE links to MathSciNet

INSPIRE, the information system for high energy physics run by CERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC, and IHEP, now has links to the MathSciNet entries for over 86,000 papers in their database.  The linking is only one way (INSPIRE ⇒ MathSciNet).

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Happy 119th Birthday, Otto Neugebauer

Birthday Cake with photo of Otto NeugebauerEvery year on or around Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26),  Mathematical Reviews has a little birthday party for him, the founder of Mathematical Reviews.  I like it because it is a chance to remind ourselves that our founder did not give in to the demands of the National Socialists to fire Jewish editors and to give special treatment to papers from German mathematicians.  Instead, he uprooted himself and moved to a place where he felt that he could re-found his reviewing project free from the interference of government and politicians.  Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Carl Friedrich Gauß

Gaussian curvature Google is honoring Carl Friedrich Gauss today (April 30, 2018) with a Google Doodle, in honor of his birthday.  Although Mathematical Reviews didn’t start until 1940, or 84 years after Gauss had died, he has an author profile in MathSciNet and 36 publications.  Continue reading

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Robert P. Langlands receives the Abel Prize

Robert Langlands has been awarded the Abel Prize for 2018.  His work known as the Langlands Program is widely reported on in the news items for the prize, and justifiably so.   On a very deep level, the program relates number theory to automorphic representations of algebraic groups.  Merely understanding an abbreviated statement of the program requires a comfort level with an amazing amount of serious mathematics.

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