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Subject: This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 47)
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This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 47)
John Baez
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 (nucl-ex@xxx.lanl.gov), started 12/94
Quantum Physics (quant-ph@xxx.lanl.gov), 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 (alg-geom@eprints.math.duke.edu), started 2/92
Functional Analysis (funct-an@xxx.lanl.gov), started 4/92
Differential Geometry and Global Analysis (dg-ga@msri.org), started 6/94
Automorphic Forms (auto-fms@msri.org), started 6/94
Complex Dynamics and Hyperbolic Geometry (cd-hg@msri.org), started 6/94
Quantum Algebra (Including Knot Theory) (q-alg@eprints.math.duke.edu),
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 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 tac@mta.ca including a full name and postal address.
For institutional subscription, send enquiries to the Managing Editor,
Robert Rosebrugh,
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 tac@mta.ca to receive details by e-mail.
EDITORIAL BOARD
John Baez, University of California, Riverside
baez@math.ucr.edu
Michael Barr, McGill University
barr@triples.math.mcgill.ca
Lawrence Breen, Universite de Paris 13
breen@math.univ-paris.fr
Ronald Brown, University of North Wales
r.brown@bangor.ac.ik
Jean-Luc Brylinski, Pennsylvania State University
jlb@math.psu.edu
Aurelio Carboni, University of Genoa
carboni@vmimat.mat.unimi.it
G. Max Kelly, University of Sydney
kelly_m@maths.su.oz.au
Anders Kock, University of Aarhus
kock@mi.aau.dk
F. William Lawvere, State University of New York at Buffalo
mthfwl@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Jean-Louis Loday, Universite de Strasbourg
loday@math.u-strasbg.fr
Ieke Moerdijk, University of Utrecht
moerdijk@math.ruu.nl
Susan Niefield, Union College
niefiels@gar.union.edu
Robert Pare, Dalhousie University
pare@cs.dal.ca
Andrew Pitts, University of Cambridge
ap@cl.cam.ac.uk
Robert Rosebrugh, Mount Allison University
rrosebrugh@mta.ca
Jiri Rosicky, Masaryk University
rosicky@math.muni.cz
James Stasheff, University of North Carolina
jds@charlie.math.unc.edu
Ross Street, Macquarie University
street@macadam.mpce.mq.edu.au
Walter Tholen, York University
tholen@vm1.yorku.ca
R. W. Thomason, Universite de Paris 7
thomason@mathp7.jussieu.fr
Myles Tierney, Rutgers University
tierney@math.rutgers.edu
Robert F. C. Walters, University of Sydney
walters_b@maths.su.oz.au
R. J. Wood, Dalhousie University
rjwood@cs.da.ca
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