[seqfan] Russ Cox now President of OEIS Foundation, Neil Sloane is Chairman.
njasloane at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 04:54:11 CEST 2021
Dear Seq Fans, Here's the official announcement.
Announcement. June 28 2021: Russ Cox is new President of OEIS
Foundation, Neil Sloane now Chairman.
At a meeting of the Trustees of The OEIS Foundation Inc. on June 27
2021 it was decided that Russ Cox will take over as President of the
Foundation and Neil Sloane will become Chairman of the Board.
The main reason for this change is that Neil is now 81, and wishes to
spend more time on his writing projects (which naturally involve
The OEIS Foundation Inc. was set up in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) Public
Charity whose purpose is to own, maintain and raise funds to support
The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (or OEIS) database.
Neil James Alexander Sloane served as President of the Foundation from
its creation until the present. Russell Stensby Cox has been a
Trustee of the Foundation since its creation and has been
Vice-President since 2019.
But Russ's association with the OEIS goes back a lot longer than that.
He has been a contributor to and supporter of the database for more
than 25 years. He was of great help when the OEIS was still on Neil
Sloane's home page at AT&T Bell Labs, and since the OEIS was moved to
an independent hosting service in 2009/2010, Russ has been in charge
of the software. Russ's programs are the reason our server responds so
quickly to the 630,000 queries we get every day.
The OEIS could not be in better hands.
[The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, or OEIS
(https://oeis.org) was started in 1964 and has been online since 1995.
It provides a unique service to the scientific community, identifying
number sequences and providing comprehensive information about them.
It contains 345,000 entries, has 10,000 registered users, and has been
cited in the scientific literature nearly 10,000 times, very often
with a comment that "this result would not have been discovered
without the help of the OEIS.]
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