2nd CFV for "sci.physics.cond-matter"

John Kondis jkondis at orion.oac.uci.edu
Tue May 23 20:43:23 CDT 1995

The 2nd (and last) CFV for the condensed matter newsgroup has been 
posted.  If you are interested in the group, please vote for it soon (if 
you haven't already).  There are less than six voting days left.  I have 
appended the Call For Votes below this e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are voting, then please DO NOT reply to this message, 
which is the suggestion in "HOW TO VOTE".  Instead, FORWARD this message 
     physics-vote at netagw.com

and edit the forwarded message as instructed (and include your vote).  
You should then recieve confirmation of your vote.  If you have ANY 
questions you can e-mail me at jkondis at uci.edu.

Also, I would like to guage how many people have voted for the group thus 
far.  If you would like to help me do this, please e-mail me a short 
note saying you voted for the group if you have done so.  So far, very 
few people have contacted me about it.

Thanks much, and I look forward to seeing you all on 


----begin CFV----

                         LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
                  unmoderated group sci.physics.cond-matter

Newsgroups line:
sci.physics.cond-matter Condensed matter physics, theory and experiment.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 29 May 1995.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  For voting questions
only, contact the votetaker, Bill Aten <bill at netagw.com>.  For questions about
the proposed group, contact the proponent, John P. Kondis <jkondis at uci.edu>.


This is the rationale for the proposal as submitted by the proponent.

    This group should be created because of the huge unmet demand by Usenet
    readers and other Internet users for a group devoted to condensed
    matter and solid state physics.  It is a huge field in the real world
    (the largest within physics) and this group can provide a forum for both
    experts to discuss current developments and for non-physicists
    interested in discussing aspects related to condensed matter physics.


This is the newsgroup charter as submitted by the proponent.

       This newsgroup is focused on discussion of matters pertaining to
       experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, the study of
       the physics of various properties of liquid- and solid-phase matter.
       These properties include, but are not limited to, structural,
       electronic, mechanical, thermodynamic, magnetic, and optical
       properties.  In addition, the important topics of phase transitions,
       superfluidity, and critical phenomena are to be discussed.  Although
       discussion should be specifically physics-oriented, it is expected
       that scientists in the arenas of chemistry, engineering, fluid
       dynamics, and materials science will also be very interested in this
       forum.  However, discussion of solid state electronics, which has come
       to mean something unrelated to physics, is not what this group is for.

       Experimental techniques and theoretical and mathematical approaches to
       condensed matter problems are a fundamental part of this group.
       Additionally, questions from readers and general comments about the
       direction of condensed matter research are also welcome.


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  news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, fj.sci.physics, sci.chem, sci.engr,
  sci.engr.semiconductors, sci.materials, sci.optics, sci.physics,
  sci.polymers, sci.techniques.xtallography

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