``Don't be childlike in matters of understanding. Instead be
childlike in matters of evil, but be perfect in understanding.''
(1 Cor. 14:20)
This page contains sections on
Nobel Prize Winning Mathematicians
(These won Nobel prizes in physics, literature, or economics, since there is none for mathematics, but now there is an Abel Prize in Mathematics, starting in 2003)
The Mathematical Problems of David Hilbert
``Hilbert's address of 1900 to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris is perhaps the most influential speech ever given to mathematicians, given by a mathematician, or given about mathematics... Although almost a century old, Hilbert's address is still important and should be read (at least in part) by anyone interested in pursuing research in mathematics. ''
Millenium Prize Problems
``important classic [mathematical] questions that have resisted solution over the years''
Famous (and less famous) Unsolved Problems in Mathematics (from mathworld)
Mathematical Problems - Problem Solving collected by Bruno Kevius
Fatal Bugs in Numerical Software
The Mathematical Sciences in 2025 -
How mathematics (and optimization in particular) permeates almost
all of modern science, engineering, and everyday life -
A 2012 perspective by the US National Research Council
The Math League
``specializes in math contests, books, and computer software designed to stimulate interest and confidence in mathematics for students from the 4th grade through high school.''
The Mathematics Genealogy Project
Names, advisors, and titles of dissertations of mathematicians with a Ph.D., throughout the history
Women in Mathematics (with many useful links)
Biographies of Women Mathematicians (many of them living)
Female Nobel Prize Laureates (with many links to women in science)
The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive (with biographies of many mathematicians, some of them living)
A primer on mathematical writing (.ps, by Steven L. Kleiman)
Hints on good mathematical writing (.ps, by David Goss)
Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts (by William Pugh)
How to Give a Good Research Talk (by Simon Peyton Jones et al.)
Giving an Academic Talk (by Jonathan Shewchuk)
Using humor for effective presentations
``The more you can enjoy your imperfect self, the more your listeners will enjoy you.''
Vote for which books you would like to see come back into print
Free courses taught by top instructors (collected by Peter Druker)
PhDs.org, profiles of over 4900 doctoral programs across 59 fields to help you evaluate and decide on a school to attend
Euro-Math-Job, Vacant Academic Positions in the European Departments of Mathematics and Statistics
HD-emploi-math (jobs for mathematicians with a PhD)
Trovit Suchmaschine für Jobs
Renego, Jobs in Deutschland (Suche nach Beruf un Stadt)
Employment Resources Guide (with lots of interesting links)
Young Mathematicians Network (jobs for young mathematicians)
Professional Opportunities from SIAM News (academic positions for mathematicians)
... and mathematics for everyone
Please send me additional links appropriate for this section!
Mathematics Olympiad For Children, from age 6 to age 11
Maths For Kids, for children aged 6 to 11
MathPath, Advanced Summer Camp for students age 11-14 who show high promise and love mathematics
''Beim Wettbewerb Jugend forscht gibt es zwei Alterssparten. Jugendliche zwischen 15 und 21 Jahren starten in der Sparte Jugend forscht. Jüngere Schülerinnen und Schüler bis 14 Jahre treten in der Juniorensparte Schüler experimentieren an. Sie müssen mindestens die 4. Klasse besuchen.''
EU Contest for Young Scientists
''The EU Contest for Young Scientists accepts project entries from contestants working in any scientific field aged between 14 and 20 at the date of the contest.''
Fractals by Jos Leys (beautiful pictures from simple formulas)
Klein's Quartic Curve (by Greg Egan)
Die Kopfakrobaten - Abenteuer Mathematik
Bücher über Mathematik (unterhaltend)
Mathematics and Molecules
(movies and images on molecular modeling)
``The objectives of MathMol are: 1) to provide students, teachers and the general public with information about the rapidly growing fields of molecular modeling and related areas; 2) to provide K-12 students with basic concepts in mathematics and their connection to molecular modeling...''
and its page with Some Excellent Starting Points for Mathematics
''web site devoted to original mathematical recreations''
Artlandia: creating mathematical and algorithmic art (commercial)
Die Delphi-Ecke (Mathematik für Schüler und Lehrer von Joachim Mohr)
Blackwell's Best in Math, a list of links
My Collection of Other Links for Kids (no math)
An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician are staying in a hotel
while attending a technical seminar.
The engineer wakes up and smells smoke. He goes out into the hallway
and sees a fire, so he fills a trashcan from his room with water and
douses the fire. He goes back to bed.
Later, the physicist wakes up and smells smoke. He opens his door and sees a fire in the hallway. He walks down the hall to a fire hose and after calculating the flame velocity, distance, water pressure, trajectory, etc. extinguishes the fire with the minimum amount of water and energy needed.
Later, the mathematician wakes up and smells smoke. He goes to the hall, sees the fire and then the fire hose. He thinks for a moment and then exclaims, "Ah, a solution exists!" and then goes back to bed.
Abstruse Goose science comics
xkcd, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language
Math jokes from MathOverflow (now defunct)
Some Quotable Quotes for Statistics and other mathematics (by J.E.H. Shaw)
The Automation of Proof: A Historical and Sociological Exploration
(by Donald MacKenzie)
contains among other things the automatical checking of the proofs from Edmund Landau's text, Grundlagen der Analysis by van Benthem Jutting.
Mathematics Information Servers, a Viennese mirror of the
Penn State Site
includes lists of Mathematics Departments, Societies and Associations, Institutes and Centers, Mathematics Journals, Subject Area Pages, Mathematics Software, etc.
DMV, Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (German Mathematical Society)
GAMM, Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (German Applied Mathematical Society)
ÖMG, Österreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft (Austrian Mathematical Society)
SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
Geneva NA Group (Hairer, Wanner)
Math Reviews Author Lookup (gives combined membership entry on e-MATH, and list of Math. Review entries)
Hans Bodlaender (tree decompositions)
John R. Gilbert (sparse matrices)
Konstantin Mischaikow (chaos proofs)
Marian Mrozek (chaos proofs)
Erik Van Vleck (shadowing)
Piotr Zgliczynski (chaos proofs)
Uri Zwick (fast medians)
Opt-Net Home Page (optimization newsletter)
IP-Net Home Page (regularization newsletter)
ST-Net Archive (stochastics newsletter)
AT-Net (approximation theory newsletter)
IM-Net (industrial mathematics newsletter)
Mathematics that Counts (articles from SIAM News)
ILAS Information Center(IIC) (linear algebra news, conferences, etc.)
Hotelreservierungen weltweit (mit Nachlässen)
Spires database search (High Energy Physics preprints)
ELIB Preprints Archive List (links to more subject and department servers)
Mathematics Preprints (links to more subject servers)
Virtual Library Math Journals Preprints (links to preprint sites)
AT\&T Research Reports (math, stat, and cs)
BibNet Search (from netlib)
Bibliography on Matrix computations (searchable)
Lecture notes on the Web (in finite geometry)
BIBNET (netlib database of bibtex entries)
Nelson H. F. Beebe's Bibliographies Page
probably the most complete collection of internet bibliographies
Bibliography on Numerical Algorithms (by Nick Higham)
On-line Mathematics Dictionary (at present rather poor)
EMIS list of Mathematics Journals (incomplete)
Dispelling A Few Common Myths About Journal Citation Impacts (by Eugene Garfield)
Sense and nonsense about the impact factor (by Tobias Opthof)
Journal Citation Reports - not online - (from the Institute for Scientific Information)
Table of Contents of Mathematical Journals (very slow...)
Bibliothèque Mathématique et Informatique, U Bordeaux (Tables of Contents of over 300 journals)
SCAD: Journal contents pages (control theory related)
Advances in Computational Mathematics (10K, all issues!)
IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis (24K, starting with volume 11, 1991)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (online journal, with pdf and ps files)
Numerical Algorithms (29K, all issues!)
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis (73K, since Vol. 27, 1990)
Surveys on Mathematics for Industry (all issues!)
Math-Net Links to the Mathematical World
``This is a first collection, put together by Joachim Luegger(ZIB), of about 700 mathematical resources and related links into the Internet consisting of
o Math-Web, the core collection - ordered by subject - of pointers to the mathematics information resources, including the field of Scientific Computing,
o Math-Net, a collection - ordered by locations and names - of links to mathematical institutions, centers and larger research projects, at present most of them from Germany,
o The Mathematical Museum and Expositions, an extension of the Math-Web into History, Art and Natural Sciences, with a couple of exits to related virtual museums and exhibitions,
o Electronic Publishing, a collection reflecting discussions on electronic publishing in mathematics, and also various pointers to activities and projects related to the more general Digital Libraries thema, and of
o Internet Resources, containing some pointers to specific Internet archives which may be of value for the mathematical Internaut.''
FIZ Karlsruhe (European Mathematical Information Service)
Yahoo Mathematics Index (WWW Virtual Library)
Mathematics on the Web (by AMS)
High Performance Computing and Communications HPCC Software and Enabling Technologies
Math & Physics Rated Point Reviews
List of "Official" Grand Challenge Applications, i.e., ``fundamental problems in science and engineering with broad economic and scientific impact, whose solutions require the application of high-performance computing.'' ( original site)
Inverse Problems Home Page (University of Alabama)