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Mathematics Genealogy Project at 200K

The Mathematics Genealogy Project hit the 200,000th entry in their collection of data on PhDs in mathematics.  Congratulations!  

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Happy Birthday, Otto Neugebauer

Without Otto Neugebauer, there would be no MathSciNet.  He was the founder of both Zentralblatt für Mathematik (1931) and Mathematical Reviews (1940).   Neugebauer lived an extraordinary life during extraordinary times.  He knew and worked with some of the great mathematicians of the twentieth century.  Neugebauer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon is famous among mathematicians and computer scientists for his remarkable work, particularly in the realm of  information theory.  Of particular importance is Shannon’s notion of information entropy, often referred to now as “Shannon entropy”.  He launched the theory … Continue reading

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General Relativity at 100

On November 25, 1915, Einstein‘s paper on general relativity, Die Feldgleichungen der Gravitation (The Field Equations of Gravity), was published in the Sitzungsberichte der Königlich Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Several scans of the original are available online, with this being a relatively clear and … Continue reading

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