Manifold Atlas: About
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.
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.
- Matthias Kreck : chief scientific editor
- Diarmuid Crowley : managing editor
- Philipp Kühl : developer and programmer
- Alexander Weisse and Fabian Urhausen : system administrators
The Manifold Atlas is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.
The platform for the Manifold Atlas is MediaWiki.