Path: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au!metro!news.cs.su.oz.au!harbinger.cc.monash.edu.au!yoy o.aarnet.edu.au!news.adelaide.edu.au!maths.adelaide.edu.au!mmurray.dialup.adelai de.edu.au!user From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Murray) Newsgroups: aus.net.news,aus.general Subject: RFD: aus.research.maths Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 22:35:09 +0930 Organization: Pure Mathematics, Adelaide University Lines: 73 Message-ID: <email@example.com> NNTP-Posting-Host: mmurray.dialup.adelaide.edu.au Xref: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au aus.net.news:1524 aus.general:15415 **** Request for Discussion (RFD) **** * New newsgroup: aus.research.maths * Status: unmoderated *Distribution: world * Proponents. Michael Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nigel O'Brian (email@example.com) Eamonn O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org) * Aims: The aim of this newsgroup is: 1) to advertise events of local interest to mathematicians and mathematics students. 2) for anyone involved in mathematical research in Australasia to discuss problems and ideas. 3) for local postgraduate students seeking help and advice. 4) to discuss innovation in University-level mathematics teaching. 5) to advertise local employment opportunities in the mathematical sciences 6) to disseminate announcements of new software, publications etc. 7) to disseminate information about Australian mathematical research to the wider mathematical community, particularly in the Asian region. * Discussion: Australian postgraduate students have a particular problem in terms of their geographic isolation. Often they are the only person in their University, besides their supervisor, working on their particular topic. The Australian mathematics community has met this need recently by running intensive workshops that bring together lots of postgraduate students. One of the principal aims of this newsgroup would be to act as a forum for postgraduate students to seek help and to share problems and ideas with each other and the rest of Australasian mathematical research community. This newsgroup would also act as a discussion and information source for all mathematicians involved in research in Australia and New Zealand. We would deliberately not call this aus.math. The discussion of mathematics in general and undergraduate mathematics, home work etc we feel is adequately served by the existing group sci.math. The other existing mathematics group is sci.math.research, this is moderated and world wide and we do not feel it is appropriate that we start invading it for purposes that are specifically local. Lastly we feel there is a need to disseminate information about Australian mathematics more widely, particularly in the neighbouring region, so we have set the distribution to be worldwide. Michael Murray Nigel O'Brian Eamonn O'Brien % Michael Murray % % Department of Pure Mathematics % % University of Adelaide Fax: 61+ 8 232 5670 % % Adelaide SA 5005 Phone: 61+ 8 303 4174 % % Australia Email: email@example.com % ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The above graph is a moving average of the number of articles posted into aus.mathematics per day. The top of the green area counts the number of articles posted in the last 24 hours, whereas the blue line counts the number of articles posted in the last 2 hours, times 12.