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Eric W. Weisstein
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Eric Wolfgang Weisstein (born March 18, 1969) is an encyclopedist who created and maintains MathWorld and Eric Weisstein's World of Science (ScienceWorld). He is the author of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. He currently works for Wolfram Research, Inc.

Eric W. Weisstein
Born 18 March 1969 Bloomington, Indiana Citizenship United States Fields Planetary astronomy, Physics, Mathematics Institutions Wolfram Research Alma Cornell University (BA), California mater Institute of Technology (MS and PhD) Doctoral Dewey Muhleman advisor Known for MathWorld, ScienceWorld, CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics


1 Education 2 Career 2.1 Academic research 2.2 MathWorld, ScienceWorld and Wolfram Research 2.3 Other encyclopedias 3 External links and references 3.1 Footnotes 3.2 Weisstein's encyclopedias 3.3 References

Weisstein holds a Ph.D. in planetary astronomy which he obtained from the California Institute of Technology's (Caltech) Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences in 1996 as well as an M.S. in planetary astronomy in 1993 also from Caltech. Weisstein graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in physics and a minor in astronomy in 1990. During his summers away from Cornell, Weisstein participated in research at the Arecibo Observatory, a radio telescope facility in Puerto Rico operated
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org/wiki/Eric_W. Weisstein participated in the development of hurricane visualization software. In 1996 Weisstein published his doctoral thesis titled Millimeter/Submillimeter Fourier Transform Spectroscopy of Jovian Planet Atmospheres (http://www. ScienceWorld and Wolfram Research See also: MathWorld. This document contained a compendium of information that Weisstein had obtained throughout his studies. Inc. MD. During his time at Goddard.gps._Weisstein 2/5 .Wikipedia. ScienceWorld. VA where he remained for three years to continue his research. and Wolfram Research In 1995. he continued to refine his fledgling encyclopedia. One year later. he moved to the University of Virginia's Department of Astronomy in Charlottesville.ericweisstein. Weisstein also participated in research at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Weisstein converted a Microsoft Word document of over 200 pages to hypertext format and uploaded it to his webspace at Caltech under the title Eric's Treasure Trove of Sciences.8/2/13 Eric W. in 1999. en. Career Academic research Upon completion of his doctorate. He collaborated with Eugene Serabyn and published several papers. As Weisstein transferred to the University of Virginia to continue his work in astronomy. Weisstein made a deal with the CRC Press to publish his encyclopedia in book format titled.caltech. (WRI). the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. Weisstein . who is now a member of the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). MathWorld.html) and in association with Eugene Serabyn. Six months later. Weisstein accepted the position of encyclopedist at Wolfram Research.edu/faculty/muhleman/muhleman. As a graduate student. Weisstein became a research scientist at Caltech in January 1996 and continued work in the field of submillimeter spectroscopy. MathWorld was ready to be unveiled in December 1999. In November 1998.com/research/thesis/) which was completed under faculty advisor Dewey Muhleman (http://www.wikipedia. the free encyclopedia by Cornell.

Weisstein . These entries encompass a variety of disciplines including algebra. 2001. Among these benefits are the inclusion of a copyright notice of the CRC Press at the bottom of all webpages in MathWorld and legal rights to reproduce MathWorld in book format again. the free encyclopedia There are nearly 13. ^ Updates about the CRC Lawsuit. Other encyclopedias Eric Weisstein also has several other encyclopedias under development. Reportedly among these are encyclopedias on scientific books. geometry. statistics. number theory. <http://www. Stephen Wolfram. and Eric Weisstein settled with the CRC Press for an undisclosed financial award and several benefits. 2000. or Eric Weisstein's World of Science as it may be known. music and rocketry. calculus. topology. discrete mathematics.000 entries in MathWorld. and the foundations and MathWorld became involved in a legal dispute with the CRC Press in March 2000. ScienceWorld. nearly all of them authored by Weisstein. The CRC Press claimed MathWorld violated the copyright on the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics._Weisstein 3/5 . According to Eric Weisstein’s personal site he restarted MathWorld on November 6. Wolfram Research.ericweisstein. ScienceWorld includes more than 1. External links and references Footnotes 1.wikipedia. was unveiled to the general public in January 2002.org/wiki/Eric_W. 5 Apr.html> Weisstein's encyclopedias Complete en.Wikipedia.[1] This ultimately led[citation needed] to the creation of PlanetMath.000 entries in many fields of science including: astronomy. During the dispute a court order shut down MathWorld for over a year starting October 23. Eric Weisstein Home Page. chemistry. 2009. the game of life in cellular automata theory.8/2/13 Eric W.com/authors-rights/updates. physics and biographies of scientists.

ericweisstein. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.wolfram.com/encyclopedias/books/) Game of Life in Cellular Automata Theory (http://www.com) Eric Weisstein's Biography at MathWorld (http://mathworld._Weisstein&oldid=565806144" Categories: 1969 births Living people 20th-century mathematicians 21st-century mathematicians American encyclopedists American mathematicians California Institute of Technology alumni Cornell University alumni Wolfram Research This page was last modified on 25 July 2013 at 20:59.wikipedia._Weisstein 4/5 .ericweisstein.com/about/faq.ericweisstein.wolfram.org/wiki/Eric_W.com/info/faq. additional terms may apply.com/encyclopedias/music/) Rocketry (http://www.echarcha.wikipedia.html) Eric Weisstein's Curriculum Vitae (http://www. CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. you agree to the Terms of Use and en.php/t-19516. Eric.html) Eric Weisstein's Doctoral Thesis (http://www.html) "Mathworld" and its saga of a legal battle with CRC Publishers (http://www. Weisstein .com/authors-rights/) Updates about the CRC Lawsuit (http://www. By using this site.wolfram.8/2/13 Eric W.com) ScienceWorld (http://scienceworld.ericweisstein.ericweisstein.org/w/index.html) The FAQ at MathWorld (http://mathworld.html) CRC Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.com/info/cv. the free encyclopedia MathWorld (http://mathworld.ericweisstein.wolfram.com/authorsrights/updates. 1999.Wikipedia. Eric Weisstein's Personal Homepage (http://www.com) Under development Scientific Books (http://www.ericweisstein.ericweisstein.html) The FAQ at ScienceWorld (http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/encyclopedias/rockets/) References Weisstein.php? title=Eric_W.com/encyclopedias/life/) Music (http://www.com/about/author.com/forum/archive/index.ericweisstein. CRC Press.com/research/thesis/) Retrieved from "http://en.

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