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Recently Published Special Collection

Special Collection in Honor of Robert F. Coleman

RobertColeman-padicConfPicRobert Coleman was one of the 20th century’s most influential number theorists. His ideas have influenced arithmetic geometry and the field of modular forms. He unexpectedly passed away a few years ago. This special collection has been assembled in his memory.

Edited by: Matt Baker (Georgia Institute of Technology), Barry Mazur (Harvard University), and Kenneth Ribet (University of California Berkeley) 

Important Notice

As of January 1, 2018, Research in the Mathematical Sciences  (RMS) will transition from an Open Access journal to a subscription-based journal with a hybrid Open Access option. RMS will continue to be published by Springer Nature, which will host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal. These will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website. All submissions going forward will be considered for the subscription-based journal and will not be published until after January 1, 2018.  ​​​​​​​

Aims and scope

Research in the Mathematical Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal covering the full scope of Theoretical Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Theoretical Computer Science. The Mission of the Journal will be to publish high-quality original articles that make a significant contribution to the research areas of both theoretical and applied mathematics and theoretical computer science.

This journal will be an efficient enterprise where the editors play a central role in soliciting the best research papers, and where editorial decisions are reached in a timely fashion. It will also publish shorter research communications (Letters) covering nascent research in some of the hottest areas of mathematical research. This journal will publish the highest quality papers in all of the traditional areas of applied and theoretical areas of mathematics and computer science, and it will actively seek to publish seminal papers in the most emerging and interdisciplinary areas in all of the mathematical sciences. Research in the Mathematical Sciences wishes to lead the way by promoting the highest quality research of this type.

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Modular Forms are Everywhere: Celebration of Don Zagier's 65th Birthday
Lead Editor: Ken Ono, Emory University
Guest Editors: Kathrin Bringmann, Cologne University; Maxim Kontsevich, IHES; Pieter Moree, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics; Martin Westerholt-Raum, Chalmers University

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