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Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Am Muhlenberg 1, 14476 Golm, Germany
Site responsible: Prof. Bernard F. Schutz.
Since 1998 the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, which is devoted to basic research in relativity, publishes one of the most innovative electronic science journals, Living Reviews in Relativity. Its mission is to build the journal into a primary reference point in the field, exploiting new and cutting edge Web technologies to maximise use, transparency, and depth of the information provided. The Institute has a number of staff who are exceptionally skilled in computing, and many of them contributed to the development of software that has made the journal's Web site one of the most advanced in the world of electronic publishing. Further background information on the journal can be found at http://www.livingreviews.org/Project/index.html. Fast and effective international dissemination of the Web journal is provided by the European Mathematical Society's Information Service, which maintains a network of more than 30 mirror servers worldwide
The Institute has close connections to the newly founded Center for Information Management of the Max Planck Society that will act as a central service to the more than 80 Max Planck Institutes, to improve their ability to access and to publish information on the Internet. It is further cooperating with the leading European publisher of original research in gravitational physics, the Institute of Physics Publishing (Bristol, UK) with its journal Classical and Quantum Relativity.
The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics will join forces with Professor Bernd Wegner at the Technical University in Berlin. Both parties are currently cooperating in the dissemination and mirroring of electronic journals like Living Reviews in Relativity.
Center for Information Management in the Max Planck Society
c/o Max Planck Society, Hofgartenstrasse 8, PF 10 10 62, D-80084 Munich, Germany
Site responsible: Theresa Velden.
The mission of the new Center for Information Management of the Max Planck Society is to allow the Society with its more than 80 specialized research Institutes to keep pace with and eventually play a leadership role in Europe in the management of scientific information. It will be staffed with 6 employees and start operating in September 2001. The project will be advised by a commission of MPG Institute directors and Rick Luce, the Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's "Library Without Walls".
Fachbereich Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D - 10623 Berlin
Site responsible: Prof. Bernd Wegner.
The Technische Universität Berlin, with some 28 300 students, is the largest technical universities in Germany. In contrast to most other such institutions it offers a wide range of subjects. In addition to the core subjects in natural sciences and engineering, the TU Berlin also has faculties and institutes specialising in planning, humanities, social sciences and economics. In the Berlin region it offers the widest range of engineering options.