The LMFDB has been supported by a number of grants.
- Awarded to the American Institute of Mathematics by the US National Science Foundation:
- Awarded to the Universities of Warwick and
Bristol, a Programme Grant from the UK Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council:
- LMF: L-functions and modular forms, EPSRC reference EP/K034383/1 (2013-2019)
- Awarded to OpenDreamKit, an EU Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructure project, grant ID #676541 (2015-2019)
- Awarded to John Voight and Edgar Costa: a CompX Grant by the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College (2016-2017)
- Awarded to the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation: a Simons Collaboration in Mathematical and Physical Sciences grant by the Simons Foundation (2017-2021).
We have also received support in the form of meetings and workshops hosted at the institutions below. See the list of activities for details.
- Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris
- Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, UC Berkeley
- School of Mathematics, University of Bristol
- International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh
- School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University
- American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA
- Warwick Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick
- Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
- International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
- Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Providence, RI
Our website is run on free open source software. We use SageMath for computations on the fly. Some important components used are PARI, eclib, and lcalc. The non-mathematical software used includes Python, Flask, Jinja, PostgreSQL, Psycopg, KaTeX, and Git. Some of the data on this website was computed using other programs, including Magma, Mathematica, and GAP.
The database and web server were hosted until September 2013 on William Stein's NSF-funded cluster at the University of Washington. The database and web server have been hosted since September 2013 on the EPSRC-funded clusters at the Universities of Warwick and Bristol, as well as the Google Cloud Platform since April 2016, funded by a CompX grant from the Neukom Institute, and since October 2017, by a grant from the Simons Foundation. The website source code is hosted at GitHub.
Jonathan Bober, Ralph Furmaniak, and Harald Schilly made essential early contributions to the LMFDB back-end.
The move from MongoDB to Postgres was achieved by Edgar Costa and David Roe.
Alina Bucur coded the vector graphics version of the LMFDB universe.