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– Articles are stored in the cloud AND on my own computer. I really want both.

– Everything just works, even if you’re not a super-hacker like Andrew Stacey.

– I can easily import (lots of) references from MathSciNet (still not possible in Mendeley, which is why I once posted my angriest online comment ever on their feedback page). For example, I just imported references to all articles ever written by Gillet and/or Soulé in less than a minute.

– Colwiz automatically includes links (via doi and also via MathSciNet) to online versions of the article. I think this is brilliant.

– The desktop application apparently does not automatically mess up my own folders and naming of files.

– It’s free (at least as long as you don’t want more than 2 or 3 GB of pdf articles in the cloud).

– They have apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

– It’s designed for collaboration.

So far I haven’t discovered any major drawbacks. I doubt that their e-reader handles djvu files, and it seems (unless I’ve missed it) that you search in your own references on general keywords only, without the option to use fields like journal name, time interval etc.

Finally, some links to related things: A MathOverflow question on tools for organizing papers. Wikipedia’s rather complete list of reference managers. Konrad Voelkel’s blog, where he has written on managing papers, managing metadata, and much more.

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(You might find other references at Wikipedia and in this general MathOverflow question.)

**Book references:**

- Lang: Cyclotomic fields I and II (Google Books)
- Washington: Introduction to cyclotomic fields (Google Books)
- Neukirch, Schmidt, Wingberg: Cohomology of number fields (Google Books)
- Coates and Sujatha: Cyclotomic fields and zeta values
- Iwasawa Collected Papers (2 volumes)
- Noncommutative Iwasawa Main Conjecture over Totally Real Fields (SpringerLink)

**Surveys and introductions online:**

Manfred Kolster: K-theory and arithmetic (Very nice basic introduction to zeta values and Iwasawa theory)

Introductory notes by Jim L. Brown

Surveys of Sujatha:

- The Main Conjecture (with Coates)
- On the mu-invariant

Surveys of Venjakob:

- From the BSD over the ETNC to noncommutative Iwasawa theory
- From classical to noncommutative Iwasawa theory

A survey of Greenberg. Other surveys, and a book draft, on Greenberg’s webpage.

Matthias Flach surveys:

A survey by Mitchell from the Handbook of K-theory, on Iwasawa theory and homotopy theory. (See also an interesting blog post of Eric Peterson here, for some possible connections with chromatic homotopy theory)

For noncommutative Iwasawa theory, here are some additional key papers:

- Fukaya and Kato: A formulation of conjectures on p-adic zeta functions in noncommutative Iwasawa theory
- The five-author paper
- Kakde: The main conjecture of Iwasawa theory for totally real fields from arXiv Front: math.KT by Mahesh Kakde. Some of this is reviewed in arxiv preprints by Venjakob and/or Schneider.
- Skinner and Urban: The Iwasawa main conjecture for GL2
- Various papers of David Burns
- The Bertolini-Darmon paper in Annals
- Malte Witte: Noncommutative Main Conjecture of Geometric Iwasawa Theory

Finally, a list of all papers on MathSciNet labelled with subject code 11R23 (Iwasawa theory), the latest papers on arXiv, and a MathOverflow search on “Iwasawa”.

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Dear TopologistsThere is a vacant position as postdoctoral fellow for 2 years from September 2013 within the project “Topology in Norway”.The project is a cooperation between research groups at the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. See http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=92733 for more details (there is a link to the english version in the upper right corner).The application procedure is fully electronic via the above website.Closing date for application: 3 May 2013The aim of this postdoctoral project is to perform research and aid in the supervision of graduate students within the program “Topology in Norway”. The successful candidate will join one of the teams working on various aspects of algebraic topology, including stable homotopy theory, manifold topology, algebraic K-theory, and motivic homotopy theory. For more information about the aims and scope of this program, see the link to “Project description” on http://www.uib.no/People/csc021/TiN.htmlPlease contact me if you have any questions.Best wishes,

Christian Schlichtkrull

I removed Christian’s email address, but it can be found here.

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Dear Topologists,this is to invite applications for a

3+3 years PostDoc position at the University of Regensburg,

to be filled by November 1st, 2013 or thereafter.

We are seeking to hire a candidate with a strong research record

in (motivic) homotopy theory or a closely related area.

Teaching duties and salary are competitive.

An exact copy of the position to be filled is currently held by David Gepner, who

kindly agreed to provide further information upon request:[Email address removed, see Gepner’s webpage]

Obviously, you are equally welcome to turn directly to me with any questions, or

to send an electronic application:[Email address removed, see Naumann’s webpage]

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Kind regards,

Niko Naumann

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One a similar note, the sentence “hi’ risk abstract banana hack” is an anagram of “Banach-Tarski”, while “Plain Anarchy Got Us! Shriek! Ahhh!!” is an anagram of “Hartshorne playing shakuhachi”.

Finally, a little anagram puzzle for those of you who need a small recreational break (can also be used as homework for students you for some reason do not like). Let n be a positive integer, and let S be the set of integers between zero and n (inclusive). Let N be the number of anagrams expressing valid arithmetic equalities between elements in the set S. Example: Twelve plus one = eleven plus two. Try to compute N for small values of n. Do you see a pattern? How does N grow with n? What happens if you replace the word “integer” with the word “rational number with bounded height”?

Happy New Year 2013!

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