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From: [email protected] (Sheri L. Albers)
Subject: RFD: sci.math.research.fields-institute moderated
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To whom it may concern:

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences is 
interested in establishing a newsgroup in the sci.math pathway.  A 
tentative name for this group would be sci.math.research.fields-

The newsgroup sci.math.research is inappropriate for our 
purposes because its focus is on actual research problems and 
results, not events.

The proposed moderator is Liz Reidt, Executive Assistant at The 
Fields Institute, and the address for the moderator would be 
[email protected].  Any questions or direct comments not 
posted to the discussion group should be addressed here.  The 
moderation policy is still under revision.

Basically, postings would be about Institute conference 
announcements and results, seminars, positions available, calls for 
papers, and other news that would be of interest to a worldwide 
readership of mathematicians.  Also there would be a summary of 
events posted on a bi-weekly basis.  Discussions resulting from 
conferences would be routed to sci.math.research.

Here is some background information about The Fields Institute:
On November 8, 1991 funding was announced for a major new 
research institute named in honour of the Canadian mathematician 
John Charles Fields (1863-1932) who conceived the award now 
known as the Fields Medal.  The Fields Institute is a joint effort of 
McMaster University, the University of Toronto and the University 
of Waterloo.  Other universities across Canada have been invited to 
affiliate with it.  The Institute is funded by new money from the 
Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Committee 
for Collaborative Research Initiatives of the Natural Sciences and 
Engineering Research Council of Canada. It is designed to increase 
activity in leading edge mathematical sciences research in Canada, 
to provide additional opportunities for graduate training  and to 
improve interaction with science and industry. 

There will be a discussion on the creation of this group in the 
group news.groups.  This announcement is being posted to other 
groups as well as e-mailed to affected individuals.  Once a general 
consensus is reached and there are no major objections, a follow-
up message will be sent and posted regarding the details of the 
vote.  We encourage all interested parties to tune into the 
discussion and, when asked to, vote.

Sheri Albers, Scientific Support Staff
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
185 Columbia St. W.             PH: 519-725-0096   FX: 519-725-0704
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada       e-mail: [email protected]
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