Hi. I know I'm supposed to be taking a break from "This Week's Finds," but it's a habit that's hard to quit. I just want to briefly mention a couple of new electronic venues for mathematics and physics. First, there are a couple new preprint servers along the lines of hep-th:
Nuclear Experiment (email@example.com), started 12/94 Quantum Physics (firstname.lastname@example.org), started 12/94
To check these out, send email with subject header "help" and no message body to the address listed, or use more slick modern method.
There are also a bunch of math preprint servers I have been neglecting to mention. The newest one is devoted to "quantum algebra" (quantum groups and the like) and knot theory! Here are some:
Algebraic Geometry (email@example.com), started 2/92 Functional Analysis (firstname.lastname@example.org), started 4/92 Differential Geometry and Global Analysis (email@example.com), started 6/94 Automorphic Forms (firstname.lastname@example.org), started 6/94 Complex Dynamics and Hyperbolic Geometry (email@example.com), started 6/94 Quantum Algebra (Including Knot Theory) (firstname.lastname@example.org), started 12/94
Also, there is a new electronic journal on the theory and applications of category theory. This is a subject dear to my heart since much of the most interesting work on topological quantum field theories uses category theory in an interesting way, so I hope mathematicians and mathematical physicists interested in category theory turn to this journal:
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS This is to announce a new refereed electronic journal THEORY AND APPLICATIONS OF CATEGORIES The Editors, who are listed below, invite submission of articles for publication in the first volume (1995) of the journal. The Editorial Policy of the journal, basic information about subscribing and some information for authors follows. More details are available from the journal's WWW server at URL http://www.tac.mta.ca/tac/ or by anonymous ftp from ftp.tac.mta.ca in the directory pub/tac. EDITORIAL POLICY The journal Theory and Applications of Categories will disseminate articles that significantly advance the study of categorical algebra or methods, or that make significant new contributions to mathematical science using categorical methods. The scope of the journal includes: all areas of pure category theory, including higher dimensional categories; applications of category theory to algebra, geometry and topology and other areas of mathematics; applications of category theory to computer science, physics and other mathematical sciences; contributions to scientific knowledge that make use of categorical methods. Articles appearing in the journal have been carefully and critically refereed under the responsibility of members of the Editorial Board. Only papers judged to be both significant and excellent are accepted for publication. The method of distribution of the journal is via the Internet tools WWW/gopher/ftp. The journal is archived electronically and in printed paper format. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Individual subscribers receive (by e-mail) abstracts of articles as they are published. Full text of published articles is available in .dvi and Postscript format. Details will be e-mailed to new subscribers and are available by WWW/gopher/ftp. To subscribe, send e-mail to email@example.com including a full name and postal address. For institutional subscription, send enquiries to the Managing Editor, Robert Rosebrugh, <firstname.lastname@example.org> INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS The typesetting language of the journal is TeX, and LaTeX is the preferred flavour. TeX source of articles for publication should be submitted by e-mail directly to an appropriate Editor. Please obtain detailed information on submission format and style files by WWW or anonymous ftp from the sites listed above. You may also write to email@example.com to receive details by e-mail. EDITORIAL BOARD John Baez, University of California, Riverside firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Barr, McGill University email@example.com Lawrence Breen, Universite de Paris 13 firstname.lastname@example.org Ronald Brown, University of North Wales email@example.com Jean-Luc Brylinski, Pennsylvania State University firstname.lastname@example.org Aurelio Carboni, University of Genoa email@example.com G. Max Kelly, University of Sydney firstname.lastname@example.org Anders Kock, University of Aarhus email@example.com F. William Lawvere, State University of New York at Buffalo firstname.lastname@example.org Jean-Louis Loday, Universite de Strasbourg email@example.com Ieke Moerdijk, University of Utrecht firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Niefield, Union College email@example.com Robert Pare, Dalhousie University firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge email@example.com Robert Rosebrugh, Mount Allison University firstname.lastname@example.org Jiri Rosicky, Masaryk University email@example.com James Stasheff, University of North Carolina firstname.lastname@example.org Ross Street, Macquarie University email@example.com Walter Tholen, York University firstname.lastname@example.org R. W. Thomason, Universite de Paris 7 email@example.com Myles Tierney, Rutgers University firstname.lastname@example.org Robert F. C. Walters, University of Sydney email@example.com R. J. Wood, Dalhousie University firstname.lastname@example.org
© 1995 John Baez