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From Inside Higher Ed

Math Journal Editors Quit for Open Access To protest the high prices charged by their publisher, Springer, the editors of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics will start a rival journal that will be free for all to read. By Lindsay McKenzie July 31, 2017 40 COMMENTS The four editors in chief of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics have informed their publisher, Springer, of their intention to launch a rival open-access journal to protest the publisher’s high prices and limited accessibility. This is the latest in a string of what one observer called “editorial mutinies” over journal publishing policies. In a news release last Thursday, the editors said their decision was not made because of any “particular crisis” but was the result of it becoming “more and more clear” that Springer intended to keep charging readers and authors large fees while “adding little value.” Nearly every member of the board of the Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics will be resigning when their contract wi…

Honorary Fellow Henry Gould

Henry Gould was named an Honorary Fellow of the ICA in 2000.

Henry W. Gould From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry W. Gould Prof. Henry W. Gould in 1972 BornAugust 26, 1928 (age 89)
PortsmouthVirginiaResidenceMorgantownWest VirginiaNationalityAmericanAlma materUniversity of Virginia (B.A., 1954)
University of Virginia (M.A.., 1956)Known forbook "Combinatorial Identities": 1972AwardsJ. Shelton Horsley Research Award
Benedum Distinguished Scholar AwardScientific careerFieldsMathematicsInstitutionsWest Virginia UniversityHenry W. Gould (born August 26, 1928) is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at West Virginia University.[1] Early life and education Prof. Gould was born in PortsmouthVirginia. Between 1945 and 1947, he attended National Radio Institute in Washington D.C.. In 1946, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in PortsmouthVirginia. In 1946–1948 he studied at Old Dominion University and started school at University of Virginia. He worked at WUVA radio 19…

In memoriam Vladimir Voevodsky

Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51By JULIE REHMEYEROCT. 6, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This PageShareTweetEmailMoreSave Photo

News from Hamilton College

Perkins Publishes Chip-Firing Research SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 SHARE THIS ARTICLE: David Perkins “The length distribution for burn-off chip-firing games on complete graphs,” co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science David Perkins, was published in the September issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications. Complex systems that arise from the interactions of individual bits (such as traffic jams created by individual drivers) can be modeled by chip-firing games, in which piles of chips are moved around on a network of nodes and edges. Perkins and co-author P. Mark Kayll of the University of Montana studied such games on complete graphs; in the process, they discovered a combinatorial proof of a complicated identity in probability. “The identity has been proven before, but never by a method like ours,” Perkins said.