Links with the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

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 of whom are at the University of St. Andrews.   You can read the MacTutor origin story here.  I have been a fan of the archive for almost twenty years.  So I am especially happy that there is now linking between the MacTutor archive and MathSciNet.  

John O’Connor found 1706 mathematicians with biographies in their archive who have author profiles in MathSciNet.  For each of these mathematicians, they have inserted a link from their biography to our Author Profile Page. (It’s at the end of the biography, with the other links.) And reciprocally, we have a link from the MathSciNet Author Profile page to the biography page at St. Andrews.

Here are 37 examples:

I am very grateful to John O’Connor who did the matching between the two sites.

About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.
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4 Responses to Links with the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

  1. Steven Rockey says:

    This is an outstanding addition to both MathSciNet & MacTutor. Excellent!

  2. Rob Kirby says:

    the MacTutor site is excellent, and I’m very glad to see the link with MathSciNet.

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