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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
Don’t Count on It – column in the Notices of the AMS
My latest column has appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The column looks at correlations between citations counts and other forms of recognition, such as winning awards. The title rather gives a lot away: Don’t Count on … Continue reading
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Nobel Prize in Economics to Milgrom and Wilson
Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been named as the winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 (also known as the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics). While the prize is for Economics, … Continue reading
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Otto Neugebauer, redux
Last May, I wrote a piece about Otto Neugebauer and the founding of Mathematical Reviews. I find Neugebauer’s story compelling. A revised version of that blog post was published in the October 2020 issue of the Notices of the American … Continue reading
MathSciNet Webinar Videos
Recently, Michael Jones, the Managing Editor at Mathematical Reviews, gave a webinar about using MathSciNet. The fulllength video (54 minutes) is available from YouTube here. There are also three excerpts available: How to Conduct an Author Search (10 minutes), How … Continue reading
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Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough Prize
Martin Hairer has won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The announcement is here. The official citation is: For transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations. His long … Continue reading
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Harvard hires three new mathematics professors
Harvard has hired three new professors in the Mathematics Department: Laura DeMarco, Mihnea Popa, and Melanie Matchett Wood. Their appointments began in July. There are now three women who are tenured, full professors in the department. Lauren Williams joined the … Continue reading
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Roger Penrose on Numberphile
UPDATE [6 October 2020]: Roger Penrose is one of the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. Congratulations! Numberphile has posted an audio interview with Roger Penrose on their YouTube channel Numberphile2. You can also access it as … Continue reading
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The Mathematics Genealogy Project moves to the cloud
The Mathematics Genealogy Project (MGP) has a new home on the internet: http://mathgenealogy.org/. It is all the same content, and still brought to you by the NDSU Department of Mathematics, with support from the American Mathematical Society. Now, however, the website … Continue reading
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Happy 121st Birthday, Otto Neugebauer
Today is Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26, 1899 — February 19, 1990). Normally, Mathematical Reviews would have a gathering in our kitchen with a cake. And I would remind people that Neugebauer left Europe, eventually ending up in Providence, Rhode … Continue reading
An online event about hosting online events
On May 20 at 2pm Eastern, Bianca Viray and Drew Sutherland will be moderating a panel discussion on hosting mathematics events online. The panelists are all mathematicians who have recently organized online workshops or conferences. Their hope is that the … Continue reading
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