[Posted on november 14, 2016]
What does it say for Jean-Pierre Serre ? Only two “influential publications” to his name, this is surely ridiculous. Wait, the earliest date of publication is set to 1989, and I can’t find a way to change it…
Let’s pick some recent authors then: Terence Tao. Now the default range is 1978-2016, and the 6th most relevant paper is “Professor Terence Tao Visit – 27 August Canterbury Statistics Open Day” by Jenifer Brown. Not too convincing either.
One more try: Cedric Villani (to simulate someone typing with a qwerty keyboard without accents). Just one page of results. What difference an accent aigu makes. The suggestions in the toolbar only proposed some Cedrics and no Cédric.
I may have missed some obvious settings, but if not I don’t think it is very useful yet.
In other news:
- an interesting paper in PLOS One: The Effect of Gender in the Publication Patterns in Mathematics, by Helena Mihaljević-Brandt, Lucía Santamaría & Marco Tullney (as mentionned by the twitter account of SMF)
- A recent talk, “The role of curvature in algebraic geometry: some history and current issues” by Phillip Griffiths
- not quite mathematical, but puzzling all the same: Yale University Press has just released a high-quality fac-similé of the Voynich Manuscript at an affordable price (see also this news release)