Here are a couple of photos from the meetings.

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**Complimentary MathSciNet at the meeting**. By special arrangement, free MathSciNet will be available when using the wifi at the conference site. This year, access to MathSciNet should be available again in the hotels! All you have to do is point your browser to https://mathscinet.ams.org/mathscinet and we will take care of the rest! And you can pair your mobile device (laptop, tablet, phone) with the JMM MathSciNet to have 30 days of free MathSciNet after the Meetings are over. If you don’t know how to pair a device with a MathSciNet description, either look up this old post or stop by the AMS booth for an explanation.

**Demos of MathSciNet**. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the meeting, at 2:15pm at the Mathematical Reviews area of the AMS booth, there will be demonstrations of how to use MathSciNet. The demos will be by experts, who know lots of great ways to use MathSciNet. Fill out the questionnaire and have a chance to win a $100 gift card! If you can’t come to one of the scheduled demos, stop by the booth any time and we will be happy to give you an impromptu demo.

**Update your Author Profile Page. **Representatives will be available at the booth to help you update your author profile page on MathSciNet, including the opportunity to add a photograph or your name in its native script. If you are an AMS member and have signed up for the professional photograph service at the JMM, we can use that picture. We will also be set up to take a picture, in case you don’t have a favorite photo available.

**Working at Mathematical Reviews. **If you are interested in possibly working at Mathematical Reviews as an Associate Editor, the JMM would provide a good opportunity to find out more about the jobs. My earlier post explains the open positions, or you can look them up on MathJobs.org. Stop by the booth to talk with us!

**Mathematical Reviews Reception**: Friday, 6:00 pm– 7:00 pm. All friends of the Mathematical Reviews (MathSciNet) are invited to join reviewers and MR editors and staff (past and present) for a special reception in honor of the reviewers, who play a key role in creating the Mathematical Reviews database. Refreshments will be served. The location is the Promenade Room, 1st Floor, Marriott Inner Harbor.

AMS members can sign up for **email notifications of newly added items by subject area**. You can select up to three 2-digit Mathematics Subject Classifications. Then, about once a month, we will send you a list of all the items that have been added to the Mathematical Reviews database in those areas in the last month.

This service has existed for years, but many people don’t seem to know about it. It is the electronic version of *Current Mathematical Publications (CMP)*, hence is known as e-CMP. The *CMP* was a printed publication that was meant to give a quick listing of the newest material that had been received at Mathematical Reviews. When the *CMP* was started (in 1965), *Mathematical Reviews* existed only in print form. Items were only added to the printed *Mathematical Reviews *volumes once the work was done on them, including the review. There could be some delay. So, we started offering a publication of quicker notifications of published items. As email caught on, we started offering electronic notifications to AMS members. When *Mathematical Reviews* went online, it became possible to load bibliographic information about the items without waiting for a review. Nevertheless, the same email notification service has continued as a member-only benefit. And it is quite handy.

**How to activate / modify e-CMP notifications**. Go to the e-CMP information page. Click on the “Go to e-CMP” link, which will take you to a sign-in page. Login with the credentials for your AMS membership, and you will come to a screen that looks like this:

Pick some subject classes. Make the changes. And check your Inbox the first week of every month.

I hope you find this as useful as I do.

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For each of the positions, the successful applicant will have mathematical breadth with an interest in current developments, and will be keen to learn new topics in pure and applied mathematics. Candidates are expected to have a doctorate, plus several years of relevant experience post-Ph.D.

- Job #13067: [To start as soon as possible in 2019.] The new editor should have expertise in
**combinatorics**and related areas. - Job #13068: [To start in late spring or summer 2019.] The new editor should have expertise in
**mathematical physics and areas of analysis**. - Job #13069:[To start in late spring or summer 2019.] The new editor should have expertise in
**number theory**and related areas of algebra, analysis, and geometry.

*Mathematical Reviews* is a great place to work. You get to do something important and useful. You would also be working with great people. A list of the current editors is here. And here is a picture of some of us observing the eclipse in August 2017.

If you have any questions, drop me a line.

]]>The ceremony is a big production, with celebrities from television, film, and music present, as well as the scientists. The prizes come with significant cash awards, currently $3,000,000 (US). The first five winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics started a tradition of using a part of their awards to fund the IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships. And all the subsequent prize winners have followed this great tradition of helping mathematics graduate students from and in the developing world.

The trophy, designed by Olafur Eliasson, is a wireframe toroidal shape, which simultaneously hints at mathematics, life sciences, and fundamental physics, the three areas where prizes are awarded. There is a nice photograph of it here.

The citations for the winners are given below, along with links to their author profiles on MathSciNet. Congratulations Breakthrough Laureates!

**Vincent Lafforgue** – *CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France)* and *Institut Fourier, Université Grenoble Alpes.*

**Citation:** For ground-breaking contributions to several areas of mathematics, in particular to the Langlands program in the function field case.

**Chenyang Xu**–*Massachusetts Institute of Technology*and*Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research*

**Citation:**For major advances in the minimal model program and applications to the moduli of algebraic varieties.**Karim Adiprasito**and**June Huh**–*Hebrew University of Jerusalem*and*Institute for Advanced Study*, respectively

**Citation:**For the development, with Eric Katz, of combinatorial Hodge theory leading to the resolution of the log-concavity conjecture of Rota.**Kaisa Matomäki**and**Maksym Radziwill**–*University of Turku*and*California Institute of Technology*, respectively

**Citation:**For fundamental breakthroughs in the understanding of local correlations of values of multiplicative functions.

Don’t forget the Open House at Mathematical Reviews Saturday, October 20^{th}!

Thank you to Don McClure for some help on the details of the Breakout Graduate Fellowships.

]]>Mathematical Reviews is hosting an **Open** **House** as part of the AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The open house will take place Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 to 2:00pm at the Mathematical Reviews building, 416 S. Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Come see where the magic happens!

Here is a map with directions for how to walk from the site of the sectional meeting to Mathematical Reviews. The walk should take 15 to 20 minutes.

It’s lunch time, so we will have sandwiches. We work in a former brewery, so we will have samples of some local beers. [See this earlier post for more about the history of our building.]

All attendees of the Sectional Meeting and their guests are welcome to attend. We hope to see you on Saturday!

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The answer is that the first counts publications that you authored, such as a book or an article. The second counts publications that you had a part in, but didn’t author. Examples are books where you were the translator, conference proceedings where you were an editor, or a biography where you were the subject. Loosely speaking, a related publication is one in which your name is part of the bibliographic information, but you were not the author.

**Example**: Aaron Bertram

Bertram has 37 “regular” publications. Let’s look at the first few by clicking on “Publications” in the box just underneath the photo and the counts:

The top seven results are in and we have:

**MR1454400 ** Bertram, Aaron Quantum Schubert calculus. *Adv. Math.* 128 (1997), no. 2,289–305. (Reviewer: Sara C. Billey) 14M15 (14N10)

**MR1092845** Bertram, Aaron; Ein, Lawrence; Lazarsfeld, Robert Vanishing theorems, a theorem of Severi, and the equations defining projective varieties. *J. Amer. Math. Soc.* 4 (1991), no. 3, 587–602. (Reviewer: Marco Andreatta) 14F17 (14J99 14N05)

**MR1320154** Bertram, Aaron; Daskalopoulos, Georgios; Wentworth, Richard Gromov invariants for holomorphic maps from Riemann surfaces to Grassmannians. *J. Amer. Math. Soc.* 9(1996), no. 2, 529–571. (Reviewer: Jun Li) 14N10 (14D99 14M15 58D10)

**MR2998828** Arcara, Daniele; Bertram, Aaron Bridgeland-stable moduli spaces for K-trivial surfaces. With an appendix by Max Lieblich. *J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS)* 15 (2013), no. 1, 1–38. (Reviewer: Pawel Sosna) 14F05 (14D20)

**MR1706853** Bertram, Aaron; Ciocan-Fontanine, Ionuţ; Fulton, William Quantum multiplication of Schur polynomials. *J. Algebra* 219 (1999), no. 2, 728–746. (Reviewer: Laurent Manivel) 14N35 (05E05 14N15)

**MR3010070** Arcara, Daniele; Bertram, Aaron; Coskun, Izzet; Huizenga, Jack The minimal model program for the Hilbert scheme of points on ℙ2 and Bridgeland stability. *Adv. Math.* 235 (2013), 580–626. (Reviewer: Yifei Chen) 14E30 (14C05 14D23)

**MR1158344** Bertram, Aaron Moduli of rank-2 vector bundles, theta divisors, and the geometry of curves in projective space. *J. Differential Geom.* 35 (1992), no. 2, 429–469. (Reviewer: Arnaud Beauville) 14H60 (14D20)

Note that Aaron Bertram is an author on each of these.

Now let’s try the other list, Related Publications:

The results are:

**MR2483944** Algebraic geometry—Seattle 2005. Part 2. Papers from the AMS Summer Research Institute held at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 25–August 12, 2005. Edited by D. Abramovich, A. Bertram, L. Katzarkov, R. Pandharipande and M. Thaddeus. Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, 80, Part 2. *American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI,* 2009. pp. i–xiv and 489–1004. ISBN: 978-0-8218-4703-9 14-06

**MR2483929** Algebraic geometry—Seattle 2005. Part 1. Papers from the AMS Summer Research Institute held at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 25–August 12, 2005. Edited by D. Abramovich, A. Bertram, L. Katzarkov, R. Pandharipande and M. Thaddeus. Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, 80, Part 1. *American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI,* 2009. xiv+487 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8218-4702-2 14-06

**MR2222641** Snowbird lectures on string geometry. Proceedings of the AMS-IMS-SIAM Joint Summer Research Conference on String Geometry held in Snowbird, UT, June 5–11, 2004. Edited by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Aaron Bertram, Paul S. Green and Benjamin McKay. Contemporary Mathematics, 401. *American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI,* 2006. xii+104 pp. ISBN: 0-8218-3663-3 81-06 (14-06)

**MR1942135** Symposium in Honor of C. H. Clemens. A weekend of algebraic geometry in celebration of Herb Clemens’s 60th birthday held at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 10–12, 2000. Edited by Aaron Bertram, James A. Carlson and Holger Kley. Contemporary Mathematics, 312. *American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI,* 2002. x+289 pp. ISBN: 0-8218-2152-0 14-06 (00B30)

In the bibliographic information, you can see that Bertram is an *editor *of each of these.

If you go to the listing for one of the items, you can see a new box labeled “Related”.

This shows all the people associated to the item in some way other than as an author. In this case, it is listing the editors of the volume. The next example shows another possibility.

If we look at Gauss’s profile, we see that he has 36 Publications and 239 Related Publications. Among Gauss’s related publications, a few sample items are:

**MR3576593** Rowe, David E. Looking back on Gauss and Gaussian legends: answers to the quiz from 37(4). *Math. Intelligencer* 38 (2016), no. 4, 39–45. 01A55 (01A70)

**MR0966232** Almkvist, Gert; Berndt, Bruce Gauss, Landen, Ramanujan, the arithmetic-geometric mean, ellipses, π, and the Ladies diary. *Amer. Math. Monthly* 95 (1988), no. 7, 585–608. (Reviewer: R. A. Askey) 01A50 (01A55 01A60 33A25)

**MR2308277** Goldstein, Catherine; Schappacher, Norbert A book in search of a discipline (1801–1860). *The shaping of arithmetic after C. F. Gauss’s Disquisitiones arithmeticae, *3–65, *Springer, Berlin,* 2007. 01A55 (11-03 11A15 11L03)

**MR0392346** Schimank, Hans Carl Friedrich Gauß. (German) *Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen, Mitteilungen No. 8, *pp. 6–31. (14 plates) *Gauß-Gesellschaft, Göttingen,* 1971. 01A55

**MR0532650** Wussing, Hans Carl Friedrich Gauss. (German) Second edition. Biographien Hervorragender Naturwissenschaftler, Techniker und Mediziner, 15. *BSB B.G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft, Leipzig,* 1976. 100 pp. (1 plate). 01A70

**MR1138221** Schneider, Ivo Gauss’ contribution to probability theory. *Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Guarujá, 1989), *72–85, Sympos. Gaussiana Ser. A Math. Theoret. Phys., 1, *Inst. Gaussianum, Toronto, ON,* 1990. 01A55 (60-03)

Notice that Gauss neither wrote nor edited any of these. Rather, each is about him and his work.

I hope this post helps explain the difference between the two types of publications in an author profile.

We have made arrangements for complimentary access to MathSciNet at the ICM venue and at surrounding hotels. No special password is required. You will be able to pair a device with the ICM access, allowing you to have up to thirty days of access to MathSciNet after leaving the Congress. The instructions for pairing your device are the same as in the previous blog post on using MathSciNet on the road. You can come to the AMS booth in the exhibit area to find out more about MathSciNet, including how to personalize your author profile, what new features have been released (or are planned), and how to become a reviewer.

Once again, zbMATH and Mathematical Reviews are hosting a joint reception in honor of the many mathematicians who review. The place and time are:

Rio de Janeiro I & II

Hotel Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Riocentro

Av. Salvador Allende, 6555

Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

August 4, 2018, from 15:00h to 17:00h.

There will be snacks and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

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Kashiwara, M.(J-KYOT-R)

On crystal bases of the Q-analogue of universal enveloping algebras.

Duke Math. J. 63 (1991), no. 2, 465–516,

which provides a canonical base for representations of the quantized universal enveloping algebra $U_q(\scr G)$ associated with a Kac-Moody Lie algebra. In most (maybe all) cases, these bases are the same as Lusztig’s canonical basis (see MR1035415). The algebras have their origins in exactly solvable models in statistical mechanics, and are important in representation theory for Lie groups and Lie algebras. Also in representation theory, Kashiwara and Jean-Luc Brylinski provided a solution to the Kazhdan–Lusztig conjecture in their paper:

MR0632980

Brylinski, J.-L.; Kashiwara, M.

Kazhdan-Lusztig conjecture and holonomic systems.

Invent. Math. 64 (1981), no. 3, 387–410.

Beilinson and Bernstein simultaneously proved the conjecture using similar methods, but with a slightly different take. See MR0610137.

Kashiwara has been good about writing books and long survey articles explaining $\scr D$-modules, microlocal analysis, and related subjects. These are difficult subjects, involving ideas and techniques from several areas of mathematics. So books and surveys are very much appreciated. His little book

MR1943036

Kashiwara, Masaki

D-modules and microlocal calculus. (English summary)

Translated from the 2000 Japanese original by Mutsumi Saito. Translations of Mathematical Monographs, 217. Iwanami Series in Modern Mathematics. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2003. xvi+254 pp. ISBN: 0-8218-2766-9

is a great introduction to the subject of ${\scr D}$-modules. His book with Schapira

MR1074006

Kashiwara, Masaki(J-KYOT-R); Schapira, Pierre(F-PARIS13)

Sheaves on manifolds.

With a chapter in French by Christian Houzel. Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften [Fundamental Principles of Mathematical Sciences], 292. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990. x+512 pp. ISBN: 3-540-51861-4

is a standard reference for microlocal analysis and $\scr D$-modules. His long survey article from the Katata Conference

MR0420735

Sato, Mikio; Kawai, Takahiro; Kashiwara, Masaki

Microfunctions and pseudo-differential equations. Hyperfunctions and pseudo-differential equations (Proc. Conf., Katata, 1971; dedicated to the memory of André Martineau), pp. 265–529. Lecture Notes in Math., Vol. 287, Springer, Berlin, 1973.

provided the canonical reference on that subject for a long time.

Kashiwara is known for connecting deep ideas from algebraic geometry, homological algebra, and microlocal analysis. His work can be seen as an abstract approach to differential equations. If you look carefully at his papers, though, you see that his work is often grounded in very concrete examples. His famous paper [MR0485861] with Kowata, Minemura, Okamoto, Ōshima, and Tanaka solving the Helgason Conjecture writes out some very explicit calculations on the upper half-plane. Part III of his famous series of papers (Part I = MR0370665; Part II = MR0511186) on holonomic systems with regular singularities starts by considering a particular ODE. (It is not a simple ODE, but it is in one way very concrete.) I recall years ago asking him a question about holonomic systems and ${\scr D}$-modules. It is too long ago for me to remember the exact question, but I do remember how he answered. I had already talked to my former thesis advisor about the question, who suggested I talk to Kashiwara — and he just happened to be visiting at the time. Kashiwara thought a little, then said, “Let’s write down an ODE.” Momentarily, I was quite deflated. I thought my question was hard — and we’re writing down an ODE? But then Kashiwara modified the equation and demonstrated how it had picked up a property. Then he added some other complication. Then he put the equation on a Riemann surface, not the complex plane. Then it became harder again by some other tweak. Finally he pointed out that you could make a system of such equations, but in a way that they were really PDEs. And then he answered my question (whatever it was).

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