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Moderator Vacancy Announcement: sci.physics.plasma

  1. Jul 14, 2006 #1
    Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA)
    sci.physics.plasma

    This is a formal Moderator Vacancy Announcement (MVA), begun because the
    previous moderator of the moderated newsgroup sci.physics.plasma has
    recently resigned. The goal of this process is to find a new moderator
    for the group.


    PROCEDURE:

    This is a preliminary procedure, instigated by the Big-8 Management Board
    and the Dead Groups Task Force. Discussion of this procedure is strongly
    encouraged.

    The Big-8 Management Board (B8MB) would like to find a person or a group
    willing to moderate sci.physics.plasma. Candidates should write the
    B8MB at <board@big-8.org> to present their scientific and newsgroup
    credentials.

    If no such moderator can be found, the group will probably be
    robo-moderated for a time (i.e., posts will not be checked for scientific
    content or adherence to the charter). The robomoderator will apply simple
    spam filters and prevent cross-posts from appearing in the group.

    Those who wish to comment on this request to establish a new moderation
    team for this newsgroup should subscribe to news:news.groups and
    participate in the relevant threads in that newsgroup.

    To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to news.groups.

    All discussion of proposed nominees should be posted to news.groups.

    If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
    may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure that
    all discussion appears in news.groups as well.

    For more information on the B8MB, please see

    http://www.big-8.org/


    NEWSGROUPS LINE: sci.physics.plasma

    sci.physics.plasma Plasma Science & Technology community exchange. (Moderated)


    CHARTER: sci.physics.plasma

    Plasmas are as rich as any other state of matter in terms of
    distinct processes and they encompass distinguishable scales
    ranging from the atomic to the galactic. Opportunities in plasma
    science and technology reflect this breadth in phenomena and
    scales; one recent list contains close to 200 subject areas and
    more than 90 applications areas including thin-film diamond
    deposition, toxic waste disposal, plasma arcs for steel
    processing, laser self-focusing, fusion for energy production, gas
    and arc lamps, cutting and welding, and semiconductor production.

    The Plasma Science and Technology research community seeks an
    increased dialogue among its multifarious constituencies. The
    NEWSGROUP for Plasma Science and Technology is intended as a
    community forum for sharing new developments and bringing
    researchers together for potential new collaborations. The
    newsgroup also provides a forum for public outreach and education.
    Postings from students and the general public are welcome as we
    all help one another in learning more about the "fourth state of
    matter" and its enormous range of applications.

    BACKGROUND: sci.physics.plasma

    sci.physics.plasma was initiated by Tim Eastman in July 1994. The current
    moderator (since July 1996) is:

    John W. McKelliget
    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Massachusetts

    An archive of posts is available at:

    http://sci-phys-plasma.caeds.eng.uml.edu/


    DISTRIBUTION:

    This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:

    news.announce.newgroups
    news.groups
    sci.physics
    sci.physics.accelerators
    sci.physics.computational.fluid-dynamics
    sci.physics.cond-matter
    sci.physics.discrete
    sci.physics.electromag
    sci.physics.fusion
    sci.physics.particle
    sci.physics.plasma
    sci.physics.relativity
    sci.physics.research
    sci.physics.strings


    PROPONENT:

    Martin X. Moleski, SJ <moleski@canisius.edu>
    (acting on behalf of the Big-8 Management Board)

    HISTORY:

    2006-07-13 First MVA posted.
    2006-07-11 First draft by Marty Moleski.
     
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