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The mission of the Manifold Atlas is to empower and engage topologists and geometers to collect and develop information about [[Manifold Atlas:Definition of “manifold”|manifolds]], in particular [[:Category:Manifolds|constructions and invariants]] and [[:Category:Problems|problems]] but also [[:Category:Theory|general]] and [[:Category:History|historical]] information.
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The mission of the Manifold Atlas is to empower and engage topologists, geometers, historians and philosophers to organize and create knowledge about [[Manifold Atlas:Definition of “manifold”|manifolds]] and the study of manifolds.
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In particular we focus on [[:Category:Manifolds|constructions and invariants]], general [[:Category:Theory|theory]] and [[:Category:Problems|open problems]] while providing a forum for posing and answering [[:Category:Questions|questions]]. We also plan to build up [[:Category:History|historical information]]. <!-- as well as [[:Category:Philosophy|philosophical reflections]].--><!--The Atlas is briefly described in the following [[Media:MAP-talk-August2010.pdf|sequence of slides]].
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== “What is a manifold" ==
== “What is a manifold" ==
We use the term manifold broadly to mean any second countable Hausdorff space which is locally Euclidean of a fixed dimension and which may, or may not, be equipped with extra structures: for a precise definition see the [[Manifold Atlas:Definition of “manifold”|'''defintion of “manifold"''']].
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We use the term manifold broadly to mean any second countable Hausdorff space which is locally Euclidean of a fixed dimension and which may, or may not, be equipped with extra structures: for a precise definition see the [[Manifold Atlas:Definition of “manifold”|definition of “manifold"]].
== Scientific goals and structure ==
== Scientific goals and structure ==
* The Manifold Atlas aims to serve as a journal standard, citable reference for the study of manifolds.
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The aim of the Manifold Atlas is to serve as a '''catalyst''' for the '''organisation''' and '''creation''' of '''knowledge''' about manifolds and topics closely related to manifolds.
* There are two sorts of pages in the Atlas: evolving pages and static pages.
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* '''Evolving pages''' are continually open to improvement and expansion but '''are not strongly scientifically quotable'''.
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The pages of the Atlas provide a public work space for topologists and other interested scientists to collaborate via the world wide web.
* '''[[Manifold Atlas:Static pages|Static pages]]''' have been approved by the '''[[Manifold Atlas:Editorial Board|editorial board]]''' via a rigorous [[Manifold Atlas:Editorial Process|'''editorial process''']].
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* Static pages are instantly recognisable via the suffix '''<tt>/nth Edition</tt>''':
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* [[Manifold Atlas:Page evolution|Atlas pages]] are continually open for editing and development. However, they are '''not strongly scientifically citable'''.
* Static pages are statically preserved as '''scientifically citable documents'''.
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* Once an Atlas page has reached [[Manifold Atlas: Editorial Policy#Editorial criteria|maturity]], it will be [[Manifold Atlas: Editorial Policy#Refereeing procedure: an overview|refereed]]:
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* If approved, the Atlas page is copied and used to create an article in the [http://www.boma.mpim-bonn.mpg.de Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas].
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** A Bulletin article is a peer-reviewed publication and is '''strongly scientifically citable'''.
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* Atlas pages which have been published in the Bulletin are still open for improvement, modification and correction.
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** When such a page again reaches maturity, it will be refereed again:
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** A successful review will lead to a further edition of the page being published in the Bulletin.
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== The Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas ==
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The [http://www.boma.mpim-bonn.mpg.de Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas] is a peer reviewed open access on-line journal which houses the approved pages from the Manifold Atlas as published articles.
== Writing in the Manifold Atlas ==
== Writing in the Manifold Atlas ==
* The Manifold Atlas supports two styles of articles: open-editing articles and author-based articles.
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When starting a page, users of the Atlas may choose between creating an open-editing page or a restricted editing page.
* [[Manifold Atlas:Writing style#Open-editing pages|'''Open-editing articles''']] can be edited openly by any registered user.
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* [[Manifold Atlas:Writing style#Author-based pages|'''Author-based articles''']] are written by a single author or team of authors.
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* All content in the Manifold Atlas is '''freely available''' on the world wide web as described on the [[Manifold Atlas:User rights|'''user rights page''']].
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== Staff ==
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[[Manifold Atlas:Editing protocols#Open-editing pages|Open-editing pages]] can be edited by any registered user.
* The managing editor of the Manifold Atlas is [http://www.him.uni-bonn.de/kreck Matthias Kreck].
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* The scientific administrators of the Manifold Atlas are [http://www.dcrowley.net/ Diarmuid Crowley] and [http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/muellner/ Daniel Müllner].
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[[Manifold Atlas:Editing protocols#Restricted-editing pages|Restricted-editing pages]] are written by a single author or team of authors.
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All content in the Manifold Atlas is '''freely available''' on the world wide web as described on the [[Manifold Atlas:User rights|user rights page]].
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== People ==
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* [http://www.him.uni-bonn.de/kreck Matthias Kreck] : chief scientific editor
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* [http://www.dcrowley.net/ Diarmuid Crowley] : managing editor
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* [http://www.math.uni-muenster.de/u/lueck/photoalbum/philipp_kuehl_photo.html Philipp Kühl] : developer and programmer
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* [http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/92 Alexander Weisse] and [http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/3170 Fabian Urhausen] : system administrators
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<!-- * [http://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/people/administration/profile/martin-steitz/ Martin Steitz] : system administrator. -->
== Affiliation ==
== Affiliation ==
* The Manifold Atlas is hosted by the [http://www.him.uni-bonn.de Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics] and financed by the [http://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de Hausdorff Center for Mathematics].
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The Manifold Atlas is hosted by the [http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/ Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn].
== Platform ==
== Platform ==
The platform for the Manifold Atlas is [[metawikipedia:Main_Page|MediaWiki]]: special local features were developed by [http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/muellner/ Daniel Müllner].
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The platform for the Manifold Atlas is [http://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki].
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Special local features were first developed in 2009 by [http://www.math.uni-bonn.de/people/muellner/ Daniel Müllner]. Developments in 2010-2011 including [http://www.map.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/Manifold_Atlas:Addref Addref] are due to [http://www.math.uni-muenster.de/u/lueck/photoalbum/philipp_kuehl_photo.html Philipp Kühl].
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On-going development of the special features of the platform is by [http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/92 Alexander Weisse], [http://www.mpim-bonn.mpg.de/node/3170 Fabian Urhausen] and [http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/u/lueck/photoalbum/philipp_kuehl_photo.html Philipp Kühl].

Latest revision as of 11:35, 19 November 2013

The mission of the Manifold Atlas is to empower and engage topologists, geometers, historians and philosophers to organize and create knowledge about manifolds and the study of manifolds.

In particular we focus on constructions and invariants, general theory and open problems while providing a forum for posing and answering questions. We also plan to build up historical information.

Contents

1 “What is a manifold"

We use the term manifold broadly to mean any second countable Hausdorff space which is locally Euclidean of a fixed dimension and which may, or may not, be equipped with extra structures: for a precise definition see the definition of “manifold".

2 Scientific goals and structure

The aim of the Manifold Atlas is to serve as a catalyst for the organisation and creation of knowledge about manifolds and topics closely related to manifolds.

The pages of the Atlas provide a public work space for topologists and other interested scientists to collaborate via the world wide web.

  • Atlas pages are continually open for editing and development. However, they are not strongly scientifically citable.
  • If approved, the Atlas page is copied and used to create an article in the Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas.
    • A Bulletin article is a peer-reviewed publication and is strongly scientifically citable.
  • Atlas pages which have been published in the Bulletin are still open for improvement, modification and correction.
    • When such a page again reaches maturity, it will be refereed again:
    • A successful review will lead to a further edition of the page being published in the Bulletin.

3 The Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas

The Bulletin of the Manifold Atlas is a peer reviewed open access on-line journal which houses the approved pages from the Manifold Atlas as published articles.

4 Writing in the Manifold Atlas

When starting a page, users of the Atlas may choose between creating an open-editing page or a restricted editing page.

Open-editing pages can be edited by any registered user.

Restricted-editing pages are written by a single author or team of authors.

All content in the Manifold Atlas is freely available on the world wide web as described on the user rights page.

5 People

6 Affiliation

The Manifold Atlas is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

7 Platform

The platform for the Manifold Atlas is MediaWiki.

Special local features were first developed in 2009 by Daniel Müllner. Developments in 2010-2011 including Addref are due to Philipp Kühl.

On-going development of the special features of the platform is by Alexander Weisse, Fabian Urhausen and Philipp Kühl.

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