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User’s guides are written about published or soon-to-be published mathematical research papers, by their authors, in order to provide meta-data and context for the results.  They cover four topics:

Topic 1: Key insights and organizing principles — what is the essence of the paper?
Topic 2: Conceptual metaphors and mental imagery — how should we think about it?
Topic 3: Story of the development — how do you actually get from A to B?
Topic 4: Colloquial summary — how would you explain it to a non-mathematician?

Topics are collaboratively edited and peer-reviewed by the issue’s writers and the Lead Editor, Luke Wolcott.  For more information, visit the About page.  Questions, comments, and contributions are welcome: email luke.wolcott@lawrence.edu.


CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 1 (October 2015)

Cary Malkiewich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (website)
source paper: Coassembly and the K-theory of finite groups (arxiv:1503.06504)
Guide          Topic 1          Topic 2          Topic 3          Topic 4

Mona Merling, Johns Hopkins University (website)
source paper: Categorical models for equivariant classifying spaces (arxiv:1201.5178v2)
Guide          Topic 1          Topic 2         Topic 3          Topic 4

David White, Denison University (website)
source paper: Monoidal Bousfield localizations and algebras over operads (arxiv:1404.5197)
Guide          Topic 1          Topic 2          Topic 3          Topic 4

Luke Wolcott, Lawrence University (website)
source paper: Bousfield lattices of non-Noetherian rings: some quotients and products (arxiv:1301.4485)
Guide          Topic 1          Topic 2          Topic 3          Topic 4

Carolyn Yarnall, University of Kentucky (website)
source paper: The slices of S^n \wedge H\underline{\mathbb{Z}}  for cyclic p-groups (arxiv:1510.02077)
Guide          Topic 1          Topic 2          Topic 3          Topic 4



UPCOMING ISSUE: Volume 2

The following mathematicians are writing for Volume 2, which will come out Fall 2016.

Mike Catanzaro, Wayne State University
Martin Frankland, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik
Vitaly Lorman, Johns Hopkins University
Kristen Mazur, Elon University
Luke Wolcott, Lawrence University