My second column appears in the May 2019 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The article talks about reviewers – the thousands of people who put the “Reviews” in “Mathematical Reviews”! Besides giving some general information, there are some interesting facts about reviewers, including lists of prolific reviewers. I would say more here, but I hope you will read the article.
A recent installment of the My Favorite Theorem podcast
by Kevin Knudson and Evelyn Lamb features Ursula Whitcher,
who is an Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews.
Listen to the interview here.
Karen Uhlenbeck is being awarded the 2019 Abel Prize. It is a remarkable award for a remarkable mathematician. Uhlenbeck did fundamental work in a quickly developing area of mathematics at an early stage of its development. I was a graduate student when some of her significant papers were coming out. There were quite a few people trying to understand her results and her techniques, diving deep into the difficult analysis she was unleashing on geometric problems. Geometric analysts have long recognized Uhlenbeck’s contributions. It is nice to see Uhlenbeck and her work recognized more widely with the Abel Prize. Continue reading
There are two small new changes to MathSciNet®: Search by DOI and Sort by Number of Authors. Continue reading
My first column appears in the February 2019 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. The article considers the mathematics literature from the perspective of Mathematical Reviews. Some themes that have appeared in this blog are covered in the article, but with more detail: the literature is growing; it is complicated; bibliometrics are not a panacea; the right way to understand the literature is to engage with it, preferably with the help of experts. The column is scheduled to appear quarterly.
Many thanks to the many people who stopped by the Mathematical Reviews booth at the AMS exhibit in Baltimore or came to the Reviewer Reception. Continue reading
Mathematical Reviews will be at the JMM in Baltimore. The Joint Mathematical Meetings are always huge, with lots of great activities: invited lectures, special sessions, editorial meetings, exhibits, and the chance to connect with old friends. Mathematical Reviews is planning several activities during the meetings. Most will be at the Mathematical Reviews area of the AMS booth in the exhibit hall. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the booth for conversation with editors, questions about MathSciNet, questions about reviewing, scheduled and impromptu demos, giveaways, and more. We will be glad to see you. Continue reading
Something for Members of the AMS
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. Continue reading
We are hiring! We have three Associate Editor positions opening up for 2019. We are looking for one new Associate Editor to start as soon as possible in 2019 and two new Associate Editors to start in late spring or summer 2019. All three jobs are posted on MathJobs.org (of course!).
The winners of the 2019 Breakthrough Prizes have been announced. There are six recipients in mathematics: Vincent Lafforgue, Chenyang Xu, Karim Adiprasito, June Huh, Kaisa Matomäki, and Maksym Radziwill. The laureates will receive their awards during a live televised ceremony on Sunday, November 4. Continue reading