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To Outside World

On this page we will give a number of links that we hope to be occasionally useful to have at hand for users of GAP, although they have nothing directly to do with the system. Most of the links go to web sites with lots of information that we believe to be kept reasonably up to date for their respective purpose.


A potentially useful site is the wikipedia site. A fine history can be found at the St. Andrews site. Further general information can be found via the websites of mathematical societies and discussion forums. Also Andrei Marcus' Homepage contains a rich collection of links to mathematics on the web and in particular to personal homepages of group theoreticians.

LEO, the 'Link Everything Online' service provided by TU München, gives access to lots of information, including in particular dictionaries (e.g. English/German and reverse) and a software archive.

Mathematical and other Societies.

The St Andrews 'History of Mathematics' web site by J. O'Connor and E. Robertson contains an Alphabetical List of Mathematical Societies as well as a Chronological List of Mathematical Societies. For each Society/Academy listed, there is a link to a page describing its history and at the bottom of that page you find a link to the home page of the respective Society/Academy (where it is still current).

For convenience we give direct links to the home pages of a few Societies:

The home page of the 'Fachgruppe Computeralgebra' of DMV gives in particular lists of many Computeralgebra Systems as well as of other Computeralgebra Societies with respective links. Also see the home page of the Association for computing Machinery.


A general overview can be found in the AMS Conference Calendar.
The meetings at the 'Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach' can be found using the links on their homepage.
A Collection of Meetings with relation to Group theory, related topics and in particular Computational Group Theory is maintained in St Andrews.


There are several adresses for discussion of mathematical questions.

A very general such Forum, maintained by Drexel University, is The Math Forum. In particular it offers various Discussion Groups, among them sci.math, sci.math.research, and sci.math.symbolic, containing some good answers to meaningful questions (although sometimes mixed with some polemics).
In the Group Pub Forum you have a good chance to get answers to theoretical questions from group theory and related topics.
The web page has instructions on how to subscribe, send a mail, etc. to a Number Theory List.
MathNerds specialises in problem solving from highschool level on.
Each of these websites also provides lots of general information.
There are also Mathematics and MathOverflow sites which are part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A (question and answer) sites.

People from History and Today.

The St Andrews 'History of Mathematics' web site by J. O'Connor and E. Robertson collects cvs of many mathematicians from the past and of a few outstanding ones of today.
The Mathematics Genealogy Project answers the question 'Who was who's PhD thesis advisor?' far back into history.

An Electronic World Directory of  Mathematicians (EWDM) is kept by the International Mathematical Union (to which you should add your address, if you have not done yet, by the way).

Reviews and Preprints

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. It provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database and fosters the navigation of mathematics literature by providing links to original articles and other original documents, when available.

Its competitor, Zentralblatt MATH is the world's most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The Zentralblatt MATH Database contains more than 2.0 million entries drawn from more than 2300 serials and journals and covers the period from 1868 - present by the recent integration of the Jahrbuch database (JFM). The entries are classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification Scheme (MSC 2000).

ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology, operated by Cornell University. See also David Benson's Preprint Archive on Groups, Representations and Cohomology.

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

... and if nothing else helps, there is still Google.