William F. Hammond
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University at Albany
Albany, New York
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Generalized Extensible LaTeX-Like MarkUp (GELLMU) is the name
of my project that originated in 1998 with the aim of building a bridge
from traditional LaTeX to the new world of XML languages.
A local adaptation of “regular” GELLMU offers the most
reliable way to have automatic generation of article-level
documents from a single LaTeX-like source file to both (1) the modern form
of HTML extended by MathML for optimal, fully accessible, online content
and (2) Adobe's portable document format (PDF) for printing.
The range of my research interests falls within the territory spanned
by number theory and algebraic geometry.
More specifically, most of my investigations have involved modular
forms, the geometry of Hilbert modular surfaces, theta functions,
abelian varieties, and "reduction" of Schwartz-Bruhat functions.
This is a small collection of special course notes, course-related
software, and miscellaneous pedagogical material.
I have retired from full-time teaching. Materials from courses
taught in the recent past may be found here.
By the fall of 1992 I had become fascinated with the new ability,
thanks to the network, to have the library come to my office. In
particular, I could go looking around the world for articles about
mathematics and have them appear -- in full typeset glory -- on the
screen in my office. I have become greatly interested in
working to bring the library closer to my office and, indeed, my home.
A few pointers
- What is
Math Examples from arXiv via LaTeXML
Math Examples from arXiv via Tex4ht
- SAGE: Open Source Mathematics
- The grand unification of computer algebra systems. Sage
will play a major role in my spring 2008 course Math 587, Modern
Computing for Mathematicians. There is much interesting reading in
the SAGE blog kept by William
Stein, the founder. For example see the comment “Why I
like Sage” by Jason Grout of Iowa State.
- Jobs in Computer and Mathematical Sciences
to Grow Fastest of All Professions
- A forecast for 2008 from the
said to originate with the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Online Mathematics Textbooks
- A list of 65 online texbooks prepared by Professor George Cain
of Georgia Tech.
- A project devoted to mathematics on the web having the goal of
moving from "machine-readable" mathematics to "machine-understandable"
- What Can We Do About Journal Prices?
- An article by John Baez.
- New Wiki
Book on LaTeX
- Recommended web browser with native support for
available for most platforms.
- About the high cost of commercial mathematics journals:
Knuth's October 2003 letter
- What Linux
can do for you
- An October 2003 PDF slide show from Oxford University by
Lou Burnard and Sebastian Rahtz of Oxford University Computing Services.
- Orwellian Software Patent Threat
- Software patents are basically patents on abstract concepts.
They pose a threat to academic freedom. Do not confuse software
patents with software copyrights (which usually are legitimate).
Check out the section entited Take Action at The GNU Project site. Are you sure
that your latest theorem does not encroach upon a patent?
- "Just as interchangeable parts drove the Industrial Age, reusable
information powers the Information Age."
- XML first became a recommendation of the
World Wide Web Consortium on
February 10, 1998. Read the article
XML at Age 5
by Dave Hollander and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen.
- From Egyptian fractions and platonic solids to Dynkin diagrams
and non-abelian Hodge theory
- A brilliant presentation, dated June 20, 2002, for week 182 of
John Baez's expository series of postings titled “This Week's
on XML and SGML
- The SGA Project
Grothendieck's SGA is headed for arXiv.
Meanwhile graphic images of old pages are available
Curve Theorem (née "The Modular Curve Conjecture")
- An archive that I keep.
- Cygwin, originally from Cygnus Software, now part of
Redhat, purveyor of "Redhat Linux", can give a Windows user an
intermediate step toward broader functionality at no cost in that it
provides X11 (with mouse-capable remote login to Linux hosts),
gcc, bash, and most GNU tools under
Windows, as well as a Windows facility for building old friends
such as PARI/gp from source.
- One of the best posters seen in
- From the University's Theater Department, April, 1996.
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, The University at Albany
- This leads to The New York Journal of Mathematics, information
about the Department, and information about mathematics and statistics.
University at Albany World Wide Web (WWW) Service
- The central entrance for the University at Albany
Last change: 28 Mar 2014
Campus Email: whammond