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-Welcome to the PHAROS Library, a wiki for **P**edagogic and **H**euristic **A**pproaches to **R**esearch (**O**nline **S**ources)!+<WRAP centeralign><WRAP box> {searchform ns=} </WRAP></WRAP> 
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 +Welcome to the PHAROS Library, a wiki for pedagogic and heuristic approaches to research concepts!
  
  
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 The main purpose is to //gather, promote and produce material on research topics// (mainly mathematical physics) which are //as accessible and pedagogical as possible// (see [[#Criteria]] below) in an open access way. The main purpose is to //gather, promote and produce material on research topics// (mainly mathematical physics) which are //as accessible and pedagogical as possible// (see [[#Criteria]] below) in an open access way.
  
-In our researchers life, we encounter constantly concepts outside of our expertise and we wish to understand just the big idea. Why does the concept exist? For what is it used? In this library, you should get approximate answers to these questions.+In our researchers life, we encounter constantly concepts outside of our expertise for which we wish to understand the main ideas. Why does the concept exist? For what is it used? It is worth looking deeper into it? In this library, you should get approximate answers to these questions.
  
-We see this wiki as a //place to put references giving a pleasant, visual and conceptual overview on research topics without entering into technical details//.+<WRAP box> 
 +We see this wiki as a place to put references giving a pleasant, visual and conceptual overview on research topics without entering into technical details, like a 10-minute-explanation during the coffee break</WRAP>
  
 In addition, we try to give for every concept a very short overview, a picture to have in mind, a slogan to remember. In addition, we try to give for every concept a very short overview, a picture to have in mind, a slogan to remember.
  
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 ====== Criteria ====== ====== Criteria ======
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   * pleasant to read or watch   * pleasant to read or watch
-  * conceptual, clear and concise +  * conceptual, clear and concise (can be imprecise to gain clarity)
-  * can be voluntary imprecise +
-  * addressed to researchers+
   * use of visual items (figures, pictures, animations, ...)   * use of visual items (figures, pictures, animations, ...)
 +  * addressed to researchers
   * gives motivation, overview and applications of a concept   * gives motivation, overview and applications of a concept
   * uses heuristics, analogies and metaphors   * uses heuristics, analogies and metaphors
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 ====== Contributions ====== ====== Contributions ======
  
-This wiki is at its very beginning. If your favorite pedagogical introduction to a topic is missing, please feel free to add it in the library! +This wiki is at its very beginning. If your favorite pedagogical introduction to a topic is missing, please feel free to add it in the library! All you have to do is to create an account! Unfortunately, we had several times a huge vague of spam subscriptions. Please write an email to //contact at pharos-library.com//, then we will create an account for you.
  
-To edit a page, go to the page and click on "Modify". To create a page, write the name of the concept in the search field (in the top right corner), and click on the proposed link to create the page. For more information, have a look at the tutorial of DokuWiki [[https://www.dokuwiki.org]], in particular [[https://www.dokuwiki.org/page]].+See the [[Howto]] to get a quick guide to use DokuWiki for Pharos Library, or the more general [[wiki:Dokuwiki]] entry. 
 +To edit a page, go to the page and click either on a button "Edit(to edit a section) or on the pencil on the right hand side (to edit the whole page). To create a new page, write the name of the concept in the search field (in the top right corner), and click on the proposed link to create the page. 
  
 +Ideally for a new concept, you add a document together with a short "slogan", a short description, a picture or scheme, a joke, ... If you don't have time, then feel free to put only the document. You can add comments later or others will do.
  
-Here are the last contributions:+Here are examples of concepts: 
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 +  * [[Soergel bimodules]]  
 +  * [[Punctual Hilbert scheme]] 
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 +And here are examples of entries in our Library: 
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 +  * Nicolas Libedinsky: //Gentle introduction to Soergel bimodules I: The basics//, arXiv [[https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.00039]] 
 +  * Alexander Thomas, //Punctual Hilbert Scheme of the Plane//, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBLHEn2Dvkw]] 
 +====== How to find material ====== 
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 +If you want to get an overview over a concept, here are some general ideas how to find quickly information. 
 + 
 +  - //Historical papers//: It might be a good idea to look at the first paper where the concept arises. There you should find the motivation for introducing the concept, often without abstract considerations. But it may lack of conceptual clarity and links to other areas. 
 +  - //Lecture notes//: Find a course on the subject. Often the first paragraphs give an overview over the concept. 
 +  - //Papers "Introduction to..."//: Often these are modern treatments of concepts in a conceptual unified way. 
 + 
 +To find a specific item, some hints: 
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 +  * Use [[https://scholar.google.com/|Google Scholar]], it often provides the pdf files if available 
 +  * To search inside a website, enter "site:www.website.com search term" into the search box of Google. For Example %% site:https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/ dykin diagram %% 
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 +Some sources of pedagogical explanations: 
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 +  * for mathematical physics: the blogs of John Baez, [[https://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/twfshort.html|This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (old one)]] and [[https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/|Azimuth (new one)]] 
 +  * for mathematics: the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princeton_Companion_to_Mathematics|The Princeton Companion to Mathematics]], edited by Timothy Gowers 
 +  * for physics: the [[https://physicstravelguide.com/|Physics Travel Guide]] 
 +  * for mathematics: the [[https://terrytao.wordpress.com/|blog of Terence Tao]] 
 +  * for mathematics: [[https://www.mfo.de/outreach-media/snapshots|Snapshots in Mathematics]]
  
-  * [[Soergel bimodules]] 
-  * [[Hecke algebra]] 
  
 ====== Contact ====== ====== Contact ======
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 For questions, suggestions and remarks, feel free to write an email to //contact at pharos-library.com//. For questions, suggestions and remarks, feel free to write an email to //contact at pharos-library.com//.
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 +The Pharos Library is supported by the [[https://basic-research.org/|Basic Research Community for Physics]].
  
  
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