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Yoshimura Crush Patterns

One of the signature moves of the John Belushi character in the movie Animal House is Belushi crushing an aluminum can against his forehead.  The shape of the crushed can presents an interesting problem in material science, which has a nice mathematical … Continue reading

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MathSciNet at 25 – A Special Collection

MathSciNet® was launched 25 years ago, and soon became recognized as the best way to use the trusted, comprehensive resource for mathematics researchers that started over 80 years ago as Mathematical Reviews.  To celebrate, we are creating a special collection … Continue reading

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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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Current Index to Statistics

The Current Index to Statistics (CIS) is now hosted by the AMS.  It is available on the MathSciNet servers from the URL  The database is openly available using a brand new search interface. 

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INSPIRE links to MathSciNet

INSPIRE, the information system for high energy physics run by CERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC, and IHEP, now has links to the MathSciNet entries for over 86,000 papers in their database.  The linking is only one way (INSPIRE ⇒ MathSciNet). Thanks are … Continue reading

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French Doctoral Theses from the Entre-deux-guerres Period

MathSciNet now has bibliographic information (metadata) for 263 French doctoral theses from the “Between Two Wars Period”: 1913-1947, courtesy of NUMDAM.  The data includes links to the full texts of these theses.  Some notable mathematicians are included in the collection. 

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Many Ph.D. programs have an arrangement with ProQuest whereby a copy of each dissertation (or Ph.D. thesis) is deposited with ProQuest and made available for ordering.  One way to find them is by going to the ProQuest website.  Another is to … Continue reading

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