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Encyclopedia > Eric W. Weisstein

Eric W. Weisstein (born March 18, 1969, in Bloomington, Indiana) is an encyclopedist who created and maintains MathWorld and Eric Weisstein's World of Science (ScienceWorld). He currently works for Wolfram Research, Inc. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... The term encyclopedist is usually used for a group of French philosophers who collaborated in the 18th century in the production of the Encyclopédie, under the direction of Denis Diderot. ... MathWorld is an online mathematics reference work, sponsored by Wolfram Research Inc. ... ScienceWorld, also known as Eric Weissteins World of Science, is a web site that opened to the general public in January 2002. ... Wolfram Research is part of the Wolfram Group which consists of four companies: Wolfram Research Inc. ...

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Education

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 by Cornell. As a graduate student, Weisstein also participated in research at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. During his time at Goddard, 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 which was completed under faculty advisor Dewey Muhleman and in association with Eugene Serabyn, who is now a member of the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Cornell redirects here. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... The Arecibo Observatory is located approximately 9 miles south-southwest from Arecibo, Puerto Rico (near the extreme southwestern corner of Arecibo pueblo). ... Aerial view of Goddard Space Flight Center. ... Greenbelt is a planned city located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the singer/songwriter, see Jon Peter Lewis. ...


Career

Academic research

Upon completion of his doctorate, Weisstein became a research scientist at Caltech in January 1996 and continued work in the field of submillimeter spectroscopy, which is an important analysis technique in astronomy. He collaborated again with Eugene Serabyn and published several papers. Six months later, Weisstein moved to the University of Virginia's Department of Astronomy in Charlottesville, VA. He remained at the University of Virginia for almost three years to continue his work in submillimeter spectroscopy. This article is about the concept. ... A scientist, in the broadest sense, refers to any person that engages in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices and traditions that are linked to schools of thought or philosophy. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Animation of the dispersion of light as it travels through a triangular prism. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the state of Virginia. ...


MathWorld, ScienceWorld and Wolfram Research

In 1995, 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. This document contained a compendium of information that Weisstein had obtained throughout his studies. As Weisstein transferred to the University of Virginia to continue his work in astronomy, he continued to refine his fledgling encyclopedia. In November 1998, Weisstein made a deal with the CRC Press to publish his encyclopedia in book format titled, the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. One year later, in 1999, Weisstein accepted the position of encyclopedist at Wolfram Research, Inc. (WRI). Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group which specializes in producing technical books in a wide range of subjects. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Wolfram Research is part of the Wolfram Group which consists of four companies: Wolfram Research Inc. ...


MathWorld was ready to be unveiled in December 1999. There are more than 11,000 entries in MathWorld. These entries encompass a variety of disciplines including algebra, geometry, calculus, discrete mathematics, topology, number theory, statistics, and the history of mathematics. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article is about the branch of mathematics. ... For other uses, see Geometry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Calculus (disambiguation). ... Discrete mathematics, also called finite mathematics, is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete, in the sense of not supporting or requiring the notion of continuity. ... A Möbius strip, an object with only one surface and one edge; such shapes are an object of study in topology. ... Number theory is the branch of pure mathematics concerned with the properties of numbers in general, and integers in particular, as well as the wider classes of problems that arise from their study. ... This article is about the field of statistics. ... For a timeline of events in mathematics, see timeline of mathematics. ...


MathWorld became involved in a legal dispute with the CRC Press in March 2000. The CRC Press claimed MathWorld violated the copyright on the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. During the dispute a court order shut down MathWorld for over a year from October 23, 2000, to November 6, 2001. Wolfram Research, Stephen Wolfram, and Eric Weisstein settled with the CRC Press for an undisclosed financial award and several benefits. 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 CRC Press, LLC is a publishing group which specializes in producing technical books in a wide range of subjects. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


ScienceWorld, or Eric Weisstein's World of Science as it may be known, was unveiled to the general public in January 2002. ScienceWorld includes more than 1,000 entries in many fields of science including: astronomy, chemistry, physics and biographies of scientists. Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Sir Thomas Malory wrote the most famous fictional biography of the Middle Ages with Le Morte dArthur about the life of King Arthur. ...


Other encyclopedias

Eric Weisstein also has several other encyclopedias under development. Reportedly among these are encyclopedias on scientific books, the game of life in cellular automata theory, music and rocketry. Gospers Glider Gun creating gliders. The Game of Life is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. ... A cellular automaton (plural: cellular automata) is a discrete model studied in computability theory and mathematics. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust from within a rocket engine. ...


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