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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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