International Press Provides MRL OnlineAs a theory of how to produce exceptional and easily accessible works of elaborate and well articulated mathematical detail, the produced journals of the International Press exemplify highly polished patterns of efficacy in the sphere of academic literature. It can’t be overlooked that there is a certain marvel in the ability to conglomerate the efforts of hundreds of thousands of hours of knowledge, struggle and study into each small volume. What adds to the impressive nature of this journal is the reality that the content and discoveries were produced in many different parts of the world. Many different schools of thought and sources of motivation back each contribution, and assembling them together represents the collection of products of some of the brightest minds of the era.
Beyond the Mathematical Research Letters being placed online, the International Press is also responsible for the publication of dozens of other high caliber scientific novelties, responding to the need of a forum for the benefit of mathematical advancement, and the desire to offer an acknowledged system of quality control.
Marketed to the truly dedicated and professional spheres of mathematical application and research, the Mathematical Research Letters are in essence a portal of discovery for scientists in many fields who seek more answers and solutions for tough problems facing the world at large. Via each issue, plausible and effective suggestions are made that were previously just beyond the reach of any one individual researcher (perhaps because of speciality, experience, or even lack of funding in their respective department).
Thus, what one cannot do alone, many across the world can certainly do together.
Viewing the Mathematical Research Letters from this angle presents an interesting relationship and growing dependency upon both the publication and the vested contributions of all other scientists. In essence, the journal is the table upon which each puzzle piece is added and fitted together, and the entire picture of any respective issue in science can be formalized and compiled and refitted until a perfect answer is completed, and a new issue and puzzle is laid out upon the table. But even that is somewhat too simplistic of a representation, for each issue presents numerous discoveries from multiple specialities within mathematics, and thus no one problem is ever addressed by all contributing authors in a particular volume. Some conundrums take years and even decades to sort out, and perhaps others are solved relatively quickly.
It is in this communal manner that new schools of thought can even be developed and new advances in the more “general” fields of mathematics can be brought forth. Such more commonly heard of applications can include, but are not limited to: medical engineering, space exploration, atomic medicine, and perhaps more famously, theoretical physics. The former three examples probably more clearly relate to easily realized benefits to humanity. Being able to provide answers to the many complex questions that arise in fields such as these is fairly a heroic act; advancements in molecular levels of engineering have saved the lives of countless people in recent years. New artificial skin grafts were never before possible, as well as medicines that work on new understandings of sub-atomic functioning.
Theoretical physics, on the other hand, is often seen as a confusing subject by non-mathematicians, not only because of its intrinsic complexity, but also due to its often unclear benefits to humankind. While many people understand that Albert Einstein was a genius and will likely be forever a celebrated man, it is not particularly easy to know exactly why his contributions to math are so celebrated or significant. Many people struggle to know in what ways they actually changed the world. However, his impact is much more important to the lives of many people than most would ever realize. The global positioning systems that nearly anyone in modern day utilize in order to determine the positions of themselves and really anything else are based on the specific accuracy of atomic clocks. Due to Einstein’s theory of relativity, it was made known to the world that there is a very slight time discrepancy between the satellites roaming the orbits of the earth, and the earth itself.
Einstein’s claim that the stronger gravity is in any given situation (in this case, referencing the satellite’s proximity to earth versus the systems on Earth used to communicate with the satellite), the slower time passes. This fact is essential for providing the highest accuracy in positioning, as satellites are always moving, and being off by even a few nanoseconds can really alter location results.
So, the ability that regular people have to “check-in” to different locations around the world on social media, or to find their way home with a simple mobile device when they are lost is in a major part due to theoretical physics and the combined efforts of many theories worked together: Einstein worked on Newton’s, and many others worked on Einstein’s to develop a tool to benefit all humanity.