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Mathematician Timothy Gowers launches innovative journal

On March 1, a new kind of journal launched. Discrete Analysis is a journal that aims to provide mathematicians with an inexpensive, high-quality alternative to traditional modes of publishing. The major difference between Discrete Analysis and conventional journals is that rather than publishing and electronically hosting the articles on a journal website, the articles will…

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Advanced Research Skills – New workshop series for undergrads in the sciences

This fall, Kresge library is excited to present the Advanced Research Skills series for Undergraduates in the Sciences. This four-part workshop series introduces the concepts and tools needed to competently conduct undergraduate research at Dartmouth. Each workshop is designed to support a different part of the research process. Tuesdays, 4:00 to 4:50 pm 9/29, 10/6,…

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Annals of K-Theory Launches

Mathematicians take charge. A new journal in mathematics, Annals of K-Theory, launched this month with its first issue; the journ­al is owned by the K-The­ory Found­a­tion and pub­lished by MSP (Mathematical Sciences Publishers). Led by a pres­ti­gi­ous ed­it­or­i­al board, the journal will be freely accessible through 2015 and available by subscription from 2016 forward. In…

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Math Drives Careers

This year’s theme for Mathematics Awareness Month is “Math Drives Careers!” Leave us a comment to this question: What math class(es) have you taken or are taking that support your career choice? I’ll start. By the time I finished my third year of undergrad, I knew I wanted to be an academic science librarian. Although…

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day this year is especially significant because of the sequential digits and strategically placed separators! 3.14.15 9:26:53 Read more about it around the internet: All Things Pi (piday.org) Wackiest Celebrations (Time) Making Pies for Pi Day (NPR) Irrational Exuberance (Scientific American) Pi Day of the Century (Inside Higher Ed) Pi Day Is Party Day…

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Happy 350th Philosophical Transactions!

Happy 350th Birthday to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society first published on 6th March 1665. This seminal work includes the following important papers, as reported by Charles Lusty, Head of Publishing Operations for the Royal Society. The gruesome account of an early blood transfusion (1666) The paper that proved Einstein right (1920) Stephen…