News and notes for math, October 2016

By Ruth Lewis on October 31, 2016

Discrete Analysis one year on, Professor Timothy Gowers gives a progress report on the arXiv overlay open access journal Discrete Analysis. A bot crawled thousands of studies looking for simple math errors. The results are concerning. There are several new sorting and faceting features coming to ...

News and notes for biology, October 2016

By Ruth Lewis on October 31, 2016

Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia: Final-Year Medical Student Contributions to Wikipedia Articles for Academic Credit at One School This is a very recent open access article from Academic Medicine. I found it interesting on many levels and since I know a few biology faculty have experi...

Scholarly communications selected links from October 2016

By Ruth Lewis on October 31, 2016

The updated Scholarly Communications Toolkit is excellent. Highly recommended. Scholarly Publishing Round-up November 2016 from Becker Medical Library I expect this will be a very valuable future event: Livestream panel, Thursday, November 17 from 10 a.m.-12 noon CST, part of Envisioning a World ...

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October New Physics Books

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

Applied frequency-domain electromagnetics / Robert Paknys. QC670 .P35 2016 Celestial mechanics and astrodynamics : theory and practice / Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann. QB351 .G87 2016 Classical electrodynamics : from image charges to the photon mass and magnetic monopoles / Francesco Lacava....

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

Recently published papers in Physics – The following papers were recently indexed and published by members of the Physics Department: Title: On Entropy Production in the Madelung Fluid and the Role of Bohm’s Potential in Classical Diffusion Author(s): Heifetz, E.; Tsekov, R.; Cohen, E.; Nussinov,...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

Recently published papers in Physics – The following papers were recently indexed and published by members of the Physics Department: Title: On Entropy Production in the Madelung Fluid and the Role of Bohm’s Potential in Classical Diffusion Author(s): Heifetz, E.; Tsekov, R.; Cohen, E.; Nussinov,...

arXiv Partnership with Turnitin

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

Turnitin announced a new content partnership with the world-renowned arXiv.org pre-print repository: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/turnitin-announces-new-content-partnership-with-the-world-renowned-arxivorg-pre-print-repository-300351776.html

Accessible Data

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

A statement about data, Nature Physics, 12, 889 (2016) – Nature Physicsnow requires its published papers to include information on whether and how their underlying data are accessible to others.

The Nobel Prize in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on October 31, 2016

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was awarded on October 4 with one half to David J. Thouless University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane Princeton University, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz Brown University, Providence, RI, USA ”for theoretical discover...