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arXiv Funding

Missed this over the break: a facebook note about the future of funding of the arXiv. The post points to two documents of interest, the first a statement about support: …We intend to establish a collaborative business model that will engage the institutions that benefit most from arXiv — academic institutions, research centers and government…

Since it seems that the “arXiv on your hard drive” is dead I’ve been thinking a bit about if there is a better way to achieve the goal of distributing archives of the arXiv. One thing I liked about the “arXiv on your hard drive” was that it used BitTorrent. This could alleviate some of…

The arXiv is a game changer for how large portions of physics (and increasingly other fields) are done. Paul Ginsparg won a MacArthur award for his vision and stewardship of the arXiv (something other institutions might want to note when they decide that someone trying to change how science is done isn’t really doing work…

Fixed Point Structure

From a crazy model to a concrete question: is there a nice mathematical structure hidden here?