The New York Times has posted an article called “Pure Math, Pure Joy”, with a slide show that features photographs of some commutative algebraists. The photos are part of a larger set taken by Ed Alcock, who spent a month at MSRI this spring as journalist-in-residence, documenting (among other things) the year-long program in commutative algebra.
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Check it out! (And make sure to view the slide show.)
Photographer Ed Alcock spent a month at MSRI this spring as journalist-in-residence, documenting (among other things) the year-long program in commutative algebra.
Ed’s photos are posted on the MSRI site, along with the text of the article he wrote for The Guardian, Life. Lots of commutative algebraists are featured in the photos! Go see!
Looking back, we find that it’s been one year since our grand opening! Happy birthday to us! And thanks to all of you for your support over the past year.
We’re taking advantage of the occasion to ask for your support in a more concrete sense. At the bottom of the right-hand column, we’ve included a way for you to help us with a donation. All donations will be used to offset costs of maintaining commalg.org. Feel free to contact us with any questions, and thanks!
Wolmer Vasconcelos has been elected (Full) Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, a long deserved honor. Congratulations, Volmer!
CommAlg Group is a mailing list at Yahoo! Groups, for those interested in commutative algebra, particularly for students. It is available on Yahoo! Groups.
Big news! There is now a Commutative Algebra section of the arxiv.org preprint server. No longer will we have to use the RA (Rings and Algebras) or AG (Algebraic Geometry) sections. The new code is AC (standing for Algèbre Commutative, or just keeping in mind that AC=CA). We will be updating our FAQ to reflect the change shortly, as well as adding information on how to subscribe to new announcements.
Some selected photos of the Workshop on Homological Methods in Commutative Algebra, May 25-31, 2002, Tehran-Iran, have been posted at the IPM webpage.