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Pitt undergraduates launched the Pittsburgh Interdisciplinary Mathematics Review

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Pitt’s Department of Mathematics and the University Library System have launched a new peer-reviewed open access journal, the Pittsburgh Interdisciplinary Mathematics Review (PIMR).

Included in this inaugural issue of PIMR are an interview with Professor Jon Rubin, former chair of the Department of Mathematics; an explainer on how math is used to encode and decode messages by Riley Debski, a past Painter Undergraduate Research Fellow; an article on graduate school applications and Pittsburgh mathematics history by editor Neil MacLachlan; and more.

The current editors — accepted to prestigious institutions such as Caltech, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Northwestern University and Carnegie Mellon University — have been recognized with honors including the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship and the Naval ROTC Scholarship as well as Blumberg, Culver, Boren, McCune and Hales-Putnam Prizes.

The student-led journal is inviting potential new editors and authors from all backgrounds to join for future issues.

Faculty from related disciplines are also invited to write expository articles for an undergraduate audience; graduate students can join the referee board. Want to learn more? Reach out to the editorial board.

Access the entire first issue at pimr.pitt.edu.