New York Times Article Features Photos of Commutative Algebraists

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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Photos of MSRI's Special Year in Commutative Algebra

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!

First anniversary of commalg.org

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!

Comm. Alg. Section of the Arxiv!

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.