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Mathematics Useful Links

Academies of Science | Branches of Mathematics | Encyclopedic/Dictionary Resources | Institutes & Laboratories | Journals Online | Professional Organizations

The links on this page were selected to provide a starting point for undergraduate college students with an interest in mathematics. Links will open in a new window.


Encyclopedic/Dictionary Resources

Mathworld
Extensive collection of articles on mathematical topics with alphabetical index and search engine.

Wikipedia
Free online encylopedia. Many good articles. However, authors are not necessarily professional experts.


Professional Organizations

MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
Special section for students, links to student MAA chapter websites, available REU's (Research Experience Undergraduate), link to Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

AMS (American Mathematical Society)
Geared toward professional researchers. Good starting point for mathematics on the WWW.

EMS (European Mathematical Society) (in English)
The European counterpart to AMS. The Electronic Library of Mathematics, MATH Database 1931-1997, about the European Mathematical Society, information on mathematical activities (includes list of math servers). Master server operated by FIZ Karlsruhe / Zentralblatt für Mathematik (Berlin, Germany).

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
Links to the world of applied mathematics and computing, professional opportunities.

IMA (Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications)
An international organization headquarted in England with a focus similar to SIAM. (Essex, UK)

ASA (American Statistical Association)
Graduate schools in statistics, careers in statistics, and links to other pertinent sites.

INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
Gateway to OR/MS: Educational and Student Affairs Homepage, educational programs, careers booklet, professional opportunities, job placement, summer internships, on-line publications, news, and links.

SOA (Society of Actuaries)
The leading professionals in the modeling and management of financial risk and contingent events. Publications, education and actuarial exams, research, continuing education, newsroom, special interest groups, and links.

CAS (Casuality Actuarial Society)
Application of actuarial science to property, casualty and similar risk exposures. Students' corner, events, research, continuing education, publications, online catalog, discussion forum, press releases, download materials, and links.

AMATYC (American Mathematical Organization of Two-Year Colleges)
A national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. Publications, events, discussion forum, workshops, projects, and links.

COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications)
Of interest to education students and faculty. Excellent source of teaching materials in mathematics (elementary, secondary, and collegiate).

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
For elementary and high school teachers of mathematics. Curriculum and evaluation standards, news, news service, online jobs.


Institutes & Laboratories

FLC - Federal Laboratory Consortium
Find out what research is being conducted at federal laboratories (more than 700 of them!). Enter a search topic (e.g. sensors) and learn who's doing research in that area.

Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent (Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Research Center)
The center's activities are in the following broad categories: mathematics of communication networks and systems, algorithms research, statistical sciences and data mining, scientific computing, applied mathematics, operations research and management sciences. (Murray Hill, New Jersey)

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
The Institute has long been a leader in mathematical analysis, applied mathematics, and scientific computation, with special emphasis on partial differential equations and their applications. In computer science, the Institute excels in theory, programming languages, computer graphics, and parallel computing. (New York University)

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
"The Institute supports research in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, and at the interface of mathematics with a broad spectrum of other disciplines including engineering, mathematical biology, theoretical physics, economics and mathematical finance, telecommunications, and medicine." (Sponsored by a coalition of government, business, and universities; Ontario, Canada)

"The Institute is named after Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields (1863-1932). He was very active in the international mathematics community and was responsible for organizing and presiding over the first post-World War I meeting of the International Congress of Mathematicians (Toronto, 1924). A Nobel Prize does not exist in mathematics, and Fields felt strongly that there should be similar recognition in the area. He established the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics which, contrary to his personal directive, is now known as the Fields Medal."

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
Established in 1982 by the National Science Foundation. Its mission is "to identify problems and areas of mathematical research needed in other sciences" and "to encourage the participation of mathematicians in these areas of application by providing settings conducive to the solution of such problems, and by demonstrating that first-rate mathematics can make a real impact in the sciences." (U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
A mathematical research factory. Each year visiting mathematicians are brought together for intensive research in several chosen areas. Sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and dozens of universities. (Berkeley, California)

Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (Mathematics)
The School of Mathematics at the Institute "is an international center of research and postdoctoral training in many diverse aspects of mathematics including pure mathematics, combinatorics, mathematical physics and applied mathematics."

"Fifty to sixty mathematicians are invited to the School each year to study with the Faculty and to pursue research projects of their own. A small number of memberships for a longer period of time are also available. Funding for candidates comes from a variety of sources. Some mathematicians are funded by the Institute, others receive financial aid from their home institutions, and a portion receive grants from governments or foundations."


Academies of Science

National Academy of Sciences (USA)

Russian Academy of Sciences