From: Maarten Bergvelt <email@example.com>
Subject: Welcome to sci.math.research
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:25:20 -0500 (CDT)
Organization: Department of Mathematics, UIUC.
Approved: Maarten Bergvelt <firstname.lastname@example.org>, moderator for sci.math.research
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:24:00 +0000 (UTC)
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CHARTER: This newsgroup is a forum for the discussion of
current mathematical research.
Additional hints about suitability of materials
We understand "mathematical research" to be an exploration of mathematics
to the mathematical community.
encouraged to post announcements of:
- mathematics conferences
- preprints available, electronically or physically
- new mathematics journals
- online resources of interest to research mathematicians
- availability of new mathematical software
- job openings for mathematicians
- professional obituaries of mathematicians
We discourage requests for:
- solutions to homework problems
- a particular complicated equation to be solved symbolically
- a particular function to be integrated symbolically
- solutions of problems at an undergraduate level
- elementary combinatorial algorithms
- information about computer software
- information pertaining to mathematics education
- e-mail addresses of mathematicians
- responses to be sent by email directly to you
We discourage the use of:
- fighting words
The moderators of this group are
Maarten Bergvelt <email@example.com>
Kevin Buzzard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
G. A. Edgar <email@example.com>
Robert Israel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dan Grayson <email@example.com>
David Rusin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The readers of sci.math.research
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comp.graphics.research Highly technical computer graphics discussion.
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comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica Mathematica (moderated).
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comp.theory Theoretical computer science.
comp.theory.cell-automata Discussion of all aspects of cellular automata.
comp.theory.dynamic-sys Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems.
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