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From: Maarten Bergvelt <bergv@math.uiuc.edu>

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Subject: Welcome to sci.math.research

Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:25:20 -0500 (CDT)

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Welcome to sci.math.research, a moderated newsgroup.

The charter

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CHARTER: This newsgroup is a forum for the discussion of

current mathematical research.

Additional hints about suitability of materials

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to the mathematical community.

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The moderators

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The moderators of this group are

Maarten Bergvelt <bergv@math.uiuc.edu>

Kevin Buzzard <k.buzzard@imperial.ac.uk>

G. A. Edgar <edgar@math.ohio-state.edu>

Robert Israel <israel@math.ubc.ca>

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David Rusin <rusin@math.niu.edu>

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Maarten Bergvelt

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