PAM Bulletin Vol 39, No 2
2012 Journal Pricing
- American Mathematical Society (PDF)
- Cambridge University Press (XLSX)
- Duke University Press and Project Euclid
- European Mathematical Society (PDF)
- De Gruyter
- International Press of Boston
- Mathematical Sciences Publishers (PDF)
- Oxford University Press
- Taylor & Francis (PDF)
- Wiley (XLS)
- World Scientific
Mathematicians Receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Two mathematicians were among the 94 recipients of the 2011 award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Joseph Teran is an associate professor of mathematics at UCLA and Maria G. Westdickenberg is an associate professor of mathematics at Georgia Tech.
2011 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
The 2011 IMO was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 16–24, 2011, with 101 nations competing. It is the world championship mathematical competition for high school-age students. Held over two days, participants take a 4.5-hour, three-problem exam each day. China took first place and 6 gold medals. USA took second place, with all six members receiving gold medals. Singapore came in third place.
National Academy of Sciences Elections
The National Academy of Sciences has elected four new members and one foreign associate who work in mathematics for 2011, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. The new members are: James W. Demmel, University of California Berkeley; David Gabai, Princeton University; Stuart Geman, Brown University; Joseph Harris, Harvard University; and Jean Bourgain of the Institute for Advanced Study.
An editorial in the August issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society announced a new column focusing on the changing nature of mathematical publication. The first contributor to Scripta Manet is Peter Olver, who is the new chair of the Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (CEIC) for the International Mathematical Union. His topic is the changing nature of the mathematics journal. The article was published in the September issue: http://www.ams.org/notices/201108/rtx110801124p.pdf. Additional columns concerning the “author pays” model of journals by Ilya Kapovich and book publishing by Steven G. Krantz appear in subsequent issues.
The American Mathematical Society announced that tutorials are available at http://www.mathscinet.info/index.html. The tutorials include: Publications, Authors, Journals, and Citations searches, as well as tutorials on the Free Tools and Preferences options.
MSRI Workshop on Mathematics Journals
A summary report about the MSRI workshop on the changing nature of mathematics journals was published in the September 2011 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society: “Mathematics Journals: What Is Valued and What May Change” by James Crowley, Susan Hezlet, Robion Kirby, and Don McClure. The paper is available at http://www.ams.org/notices/201108/rtx110801127p.pdf. As reported in the May 2011 PAM Bulletin, reports of the talks are available at http://www.msri.org/attachments/workshops/587/MSRIfinalreport.pdf.
Author Authority Talk Published
Norman Richert of Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet published a talk he presented at the PAM Vendor Roundtable at the 2010 annual conference in New Orleans. The paper is titled “Authors in the Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet Database” and published in Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v. 49 no. 6 (August 2011), p. 521-7. It is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2011.603821.
Joint Mathematics Meetings and Call for Agenda Items
The next Joint Mathematics Meetings will be held in Boston on January 4-7, 2012. In a recent PAMNET message, Linda Yamamoto posted a call for agenda items for the AMS Library Committee meeting that has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 3:35 pm to 4:50 pm in Beacon D, 3rd Floor Sheraton. Please contact her with ideas at email@example.com or 650-723-0864. The meeting is open to all who are interested. If you wish to know more about this committee, see http://carma.newcastle.edu.au/jon/AMS.shtml. A special rate of $50 is available for librarians registering for the Joint Mathematics Meetings by December 15. Please let Linda Yamamoto or Jane Holmquist (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you plan to attend and would like to get together for dinner. Information and registration is available at http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm.
Steven A. Orszag, a mathematician who performed pioneering work in the field of fluid dynamics dies at 68.
First Call for Roundtable Discussion Topics
The Mathematics Roundtable is scheduled to be held at the annual conference in Chicago on Wednesday, July 18 at 10am. We would like to devote this session to group discussion about topics of current interest. We are looking for your ideas as we plan this session. Please contact Jane Holmquist at email@example.com or Andy Shimp at firstname.lastname@example.org.