Yikes! Even with our hard-working new team of News Team news teamsters chopping away at it admirably, our news queue has grown faster than we can deal with. That means it’s time for another bullet list of news!
- The first edition of the IMA’s new journal Information and Inference (announced previously) came out last December, and everything’s free to read for two years. In other temporarily un-unfree research news, T&F have sent out another one of their inimitable PDF posters announcing that they have generously made four articles from the journal PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Undergraduate Mathematics) “free to access” for an unspecified period of time. Meanwhile, reading any other individual article will still cost you $27.50. Because that’s how much value they’ve added. Definitely. Please excuse me, I’m having trouble expressing enthusiasm.
- The Sirovich family, apparently a very wealthy family, has committed $2.5 million to establishing a “Professorship of Mathematics for the Arts” at Pratt Institute. (via The Aperiodical’s own Colm Mulcahy on Twitter)
- Robert Ghrist, a maths professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is running a MOOC on Coursera titled “Calculus: Single Variable“.
Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences.
I thought we’d written about Ghrist before, but it seems we haven’t. Dude keeps popping up all over the place, so keep an eye out. (via Steven Strogatz on Twitter)
- An AUD 14 million scheme to fast-track bankers, engineers and so on into jobs teaching maths and science has only recruited 14 participants.