Our agenda for the 2008-9 academic year

A document from the Faculty of Arts and Science discussing the new program requirements. (in pdf format).

A proposal from the Philosophy Department for revising the Math and Philosophy specialist program (in pdf format).

Some possible source material for courses, or parts of courses, dealing with communication in mathematics:

- Hints on mathematical style, by Paul Gosse, with input from J.P. Serre, E.G. Dunne, and P. Vojta.
- Notes from a course on mathematical writing taught by Don Knuth in 1987. I find the first few pages useful, and the rest quite erratic.
- Terry Tao's advice on writing (with links to further related pages)
- I have never seen the book
*Mathematics made difficult*. but I would like to.

Some possible source material for courses, or parts of courses, dealing with social and ethical issues in mathematics

- Terry Tao's career advice pages with further links.
- The paper
*Author versus referee*, which is unlike any other paper you have ever seen. - The Case of M. S. El Naschie; see also Self-publishing editor set to retire
- a blog about open access scholarly publication, with many links
- Advice to young mathematicians of Atiyah, Bollobas, Connes, MccDuff, Sarnak.
- letters of Shimura and Bott
- The story of the verification of the Bieberbach conjecture. The Bieberbach conjecture (West Lafayette, Ind., 1985), 199--203, Math. Surveys Monogr., 21, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 1986. (and other papers from the same volume). No electronic copy available as far as I know.