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:

- Lars Ahlfors: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Vladimir Arnold: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Sergei Bernstein: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Lipman Bers: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Raoul Bott: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Alberto Calderón: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Constantin Carathéodory: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Henri Cartan: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- S.S. Chern: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Richard Courant: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- H.S.M. Coxeter: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Jean Dieudonné: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Arthur Erdélyi: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Paul Erdős: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Israel Gelfand: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Josiah Willard Gibbs: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Daniel Gorenstein: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Hans Grauert: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Godfrey Harold Hardy: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Anneli Cahn Lax: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Peter Lax: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- André Lichnerowicz: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Otto Neugebauer: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Marina Ratner: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Julia Hall Bowman Robinson: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- James Burton Serrin: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Claude Elwood Shannon: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- John Robert Stallings: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- William Paul Thurston: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Jean-Christophe Yoccoz: MathSciNet, MacTutor
- Oscar Zariski: MathSciNet, MacTutor

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.

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

Thanks! I am glad you like it.

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

Thanks!