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LaTeX for Publication and Office Use

Release Date:
8/15/2013 9:00 PM

Joseph Kolibal, features Joseph Kolibal


The Friends of the UNH Library will host a presentation by Dr. Joseph Kolibal on typesetting mathematics in LaTeX, widely used in academia as the primary method of displaying formulas. The typesetting system also offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout and bibliographies.

Dr. Kolibal will demonstrate its use in writing a letter, a syllabus, and a dissertation document. He will also show how it can be used to create promotional literature. This event is free.


Joseph Kolibal has been chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physics, University of New Haven since August 2012. Previously, he was at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1993 to 2012. He received his doctorate in mathematics from Oxford University (1990), his masters from Imperial College, University of London in Nuclear Engineering (1977), and his bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1974).

Kolibal has worked at Pratt and Whitney in CFD and in fusion nucleonics at the Plasma Physics Lab at Princeton. He has taught mathematics at every level and is a proponent of open source software.


Thursday, September 26, 2 p.m.


Marvin K. Peterson Library, upper level


While not as popular as Microsoft Word for producing electronic documents, LaTeX is a far more sophisticated and complete electronic photo-typography software tool than any other commercial package, providing writers an opportunity to typeset publication quality text. Most of the articles and texts that appear in the literature today in the mathematical sciences are typeset using some variety of TeX, in part because it can readily handle the complex typography requirements of mathematics.

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