Department Mathematical Communities

The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 31-36

First online:

Do Mathematical Equations Display Social Attributes?

  • Loren R. GrahamAffiliated withProgram on Science, Technology, and Society MIT Email author 

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This column is a forum for discussion of mathematical communities throughout the world, and through all time. Our definition of “mathematical community” is the broadest. We include “schools” of mathematics, circles of correspondence mathematical societies, student organizations, and informal communities of cardinality greater than one. What we say about the communities is just as unrestricted. We welcome contributions from mathematicians of all kinds and in all places, and also from scientists, historians, anthropologists, and others.