Mathematics Blogs

Tuesday 13 February 2007 at 4:04 pm | In Articles | 10 Comments

The number of maths blogs has risen dramatically in the last year, I am delighted to say. It started just a few years ago when Isabel’s math blog was one of the few (though sadly it has now vanished) to today when we there are thousands out there. Whether it is undergraduates blogging like Me Or My Maths, postgrads like Gooseania or professor (in the British sense so higher status than a lecturer) at Mathematics under the Microscope, all at Manchester University.

There are blogs like NeverEndingBooks which covers advanced topics like Noncommutative Geometry as well as being in the forefront of technical innovations (he is currently converting to using MathML and has a command line version which is fascinating). Then there are large collections of maths related blogs such as those at Art of Problem Solving and the huge number of blogs by Warwick University students and staff at Warwick Blogs.

Many such blogs deal with the writer’s experiences but if it is mathematics you are after then a good place to start is at Carnival of Mathematics: Inaugural Edition. This has links to mathematics blogs at all levels, such as mathematics quotes, mathematical objects like Klein bottles that you can buy, a hotly debated probability paradox (well worth reading for an insight into the intricacies of this subject) all the way up to group cohomology. Do visit Carnival of Mathematics: Inaugural Edition – you may never have time to read anything else once you’ve explored the links and the links to the links … :)

One final thing – the vast majority of mathematics blogs I have come across use WordPress or Google’s Blogger. I expect this is true of most blogs in all subjects, though WordPress is particularly suitable for mathematics because of the LatexRender plugin allowing maths notation. If you wish to generate your own mathematical images but don’t have access to \LaTeX then have a look at the online LaTeX Equation Editor. You can also download the source code which uses a mix of Ajax, JavaScript, PHP, HTML and \LaTeX.

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  1. Group cohomology, not group homology, if I may.

    The main difference being that group cohomology forms an algebraic structure we can understand, namely a graded commutative algebra.

    Group homology forms a graded co-commutative co-algebra, and thus is too weird for most people to want to work with.

    Comment by Mikael Johansson — Tuesday 13 February 2007 5:31 pm #

  2. Whoops! Now corrected. Thanks

    Comment by Steve — Tuesday 13 February 2007 5:42 pm #

  3. Go Manchester. 2,4…

    Interesting, you start at undergrad, maybe go to postgrad and finally lecture. Then what? (we’ll have to wait and see what Alexandre Borovik does, no pressure of course! :p )

    And I’m not sure whether not having the time to read anything else is a good thing, so I’m going to give the carnival of maths a miss for now!

    BTW I was not going to do a cheer at the start… seriously!

    Comment by beans — Tuesday 13 February 2007 10:00 pm #

  4. Does anyone have ideas about the potential candidates for the 2008 Borcher Memorial Prize by the AMS? It’s the most prestigeous prize for mathematicians working in analysis, right? It seems that this field has not been as active these days. Those who are good at it seem to be Zygmund’s decendents, like Calderon (who won the 79 Borcher), Elias Stein, and his student Charles Fefferman, Stritchartz, Terence Tao 02 winner) … anyone would like to name the most active analysts today?

    Comment by Sunny Ligh — Monday 4 June 2007 12:01 am #

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  8. Nice blog! I’ve added you to my blog roll.

    Comment by Sol Lederman — Tuesday 25 December 2007 5:22 am #

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  10. Hi, hallow, I also wrote mathematics articles in my web blog… :D

    Comment by mathematicse — Sunday 6 April 2008 8:52 am #

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