Field Medal links: How to Talk About the Fields Medal at Your Next Cocktail Party |Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2014.15686 Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, was awarded the 2014 Fields Medal on Aug. 13, 2014 for her work on understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces such as spheres. She is the first woman and first Iranian to win the prize, considered the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” 3 others also received Field medals: Martin Hairer of the University of Warwick, UK, Manjul Bhargava of Princeton University and Artur Avila of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu in Paris.
New locations in MOBIUS: You may now request items from Colorado and Tulsa through the MOBIUS Union Catalog. While you are welcome to REQUEST from these new libraries, there are still a few problems with delivery from the new locations. Books from Colorado may take longer tham most MOBIUS requests. I expect we will have more details about this new service soon.
Poster printing and large format scanning are now available at Olin Library!
Upcoming workshops and events:
-- Wed., Sept 3, 3 pm, Ginkgo Room, Olin Library Level 1: Eric Kansa on his research in open and linked data. Kansa was honored as one of the White House's Champions of Change for his work in open research. More information
-- Upcoming library workshops Many are now listed for fall 2014, including WordPress, Zotero/Evernote, Open Access for WUSTL authors, and many more.
-- Workshops in digital humanities, 2014-2015 These free, not-for-credit workshops from the Humanities Digital Workshop will be offered Friday mornings, 10:00–11:30. Space is limited so be sure to register early if you are interested in any of these.
Scholarly communications news:
I continue to post on the Scholarly Communications @ WU blog. You might want to check out the posts from August: Open Access / Public Access news, August 2014 | Selected news from August 2014 related to scholarly communications | DOE and NIH public access policies and data sharing/management