0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
Quantitatively speaking, which subject area in mathematics is currently the most research active?

7 Answers

0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
i think it depends on how narrow or broad you define “subject area”. The broader the subject, the more research falls under it. So probably something like “algebra” would have a lot of research falling under it, vs. specifically something like “finite group theory” which is a sub field of algebra (correct me if im wrong)
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
Even if the subjects are well-defined, deciding by publication count is not a good idea. Should a 200-300 hundred pages paper on Memoirs of AMS represent the same “activeness” as a 10 pages paper on PAMS? And should 10 major breakthroughs on Annals represents the same “activeness” as 10 papers on, for example Journal of Algebra?

By the way it’s funny to see from the link how toxic MO used to be (actually still is). I’m surprised that quid was not with his bunch of question qualification police.
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
100% PDE. if by the number of papers.

The least should be algebra
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
Machine learning, by far
by
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
Algebraic Geometry is my answer.

As for how I'd measure it, ideally I'd look at what course has been the most frequently added as new to graduate level courses in research universities. Those topics may not be pumping out papers right this moment, but I think it would be the most accurate way to see which direction research is heading. It's also why I'd answer algebraic geometry, it's caught on like wildfire in the last few years and I've seen a few new courses on it at various universities in my area.
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
I don't think this is a question with a meaningful answer.
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
machine learning :-)

Edit: make the already obvious ironic smiley more obvious

Related questions

0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
12 answers
joixlee asked Jun 21
Importance of the role of First Order Logic (FOL) in understanding higher level mathematics
joixlee asked Jun 21
by joixlee
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
2 answers
hiroki_noda asked Jun 21
Is anyone familiar with the book, “Topics in the Theory of Numbers,” by Erdős and Surányi?
hiroki_noda asked Jun 21
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
3 answers
BRJKSA asked Jun 21
If I'm presenting the solution to something in a PowerPoint and the solution method is really long, how much should I include?
BRJKSA asked Jun 21
by BRJKSA
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
0 answers
siracusa asked Jun 21
How to render a mathematical formula in display mode using the MathJax for reddit userscript in FireFox?
siracusa asked Jun 21
0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
11 answers
phillyvictor asked Jun 21
Can any number theorists explain the patterns going on in this factorization? (Sorta relevant to cyclotomic polynomials.)
phillyvictor asked Jun 21

33.4k questions

135k answers

0 comments

33.7k users

OhhAskMe is a math solving hub where high school and university students ask and answer loads of math questions, discuss the latest in math, and share their knowledge. It’s 100% free!