The author was born in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1969. He
graduated from Cornell University (BA'90) with a degree in physics, and
from the California Institute of Technology (MS'93, PhD'96) with degrees
in planetary astronomy... Weisstein currently lives in Champaign-Urbana,
Illinois, where he works with Wolfram Research, Inc.
The author has been compiling scientific encyclopedias for more than ten
years, beginning as a high school student and continuing through his
college, graduate school, and post-graduate years. His mathematics
encyclopedia is part of a larger project to collect and make available
detailed mathematical and scientific information in a way most accessible
to laypeople. The author hopes this encyclopedia and the others currently
under development will provide jumping-off points for people who are
interested in scientific subjects but are not necessarily experts.
...Weisstein has published a number of papers on submillimeter
spectroscopy of planets, the Earth's atmosphere, and the Orion Nebula. The
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics is his first book.
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