The Joint Mathematics Meetings are over. There were lots of good talks. Lots of good books. Lots of good mathematical art. Overall, there were lots of good things. The AMS has posts about the meetings on the AMS Facebook page. You can also see the old newsletters from the meetings on the JMM site. Here are some things directly related to Mathematical Reviews.
One of my themes with this blog is that Mathematical Reviews involves a lot of people. We have 78 people in Ann Arbor. There are very talented people in Providence that are essential, too. For one thing (and there are many more things), they make it easy for us to set up shop at the Joint Meetings. And we truly appreciate the many mathematicians who participate in this endeavor by reviewing! We were glad that so many of them came to the reception we had on January 8. (See below for pictures.)
There was complimentary access to MathSciNet throughout the convention center. We were able to show people some great things about MathSciNet, including how to pair your laptop or tablet with a subscription and how to personalize your Author Profile Page. The newest feature we were showing off was how to provide a native script version of your name. We had special t-shirts to give away to people who updated their profiles. We also gave away some umbrellas (in traditional “Math Reviews Orange“), foldable Frisbee-like flying disks, and card holders (that protect credit cards with chips). The reviewers at the reception were very happy to hear that they were getting a raise!
The Mathematical Reviews booth at the Joint Meetings was a part of the AMS’s exhibit (of course!). It was staffed by some of our editors.
We had some help from some of these AMS people (as well as others).
We had some demonstrations of MathSciNet:
Along with the demos, we had the MathSciNet challenge. Students could win a $100 American Express gift card. Here are two of the winners.
The third winner is Yong Yang, who took the time to update his Author Profile page with his name in native script. Thank you, 杨勇!
We talked with lots of people.
We helped them update their author profile pages, sometimes by taking a picture.
Lots of people visited, including three Vachuskas. Colleen and Peter are in MathSciNet. We are waiting for Karl.
We had a party – the annual Mathematical Reviews Reception.
See you in Atlanta in 2017!
(1) Photo by Norman Richert
(2) Photo by Steve Schneider/JMM
There are more pages about JMM 2016 available, including more great pictures.
- The JMM 2016 blog.
- A collection of slide shows. The bottom of this page also has links to some media coverage. Math and mathematicians in the news!
- Information and videos about the national Who Wants to be a Mathematician game.