Sorry all you Azimuthers: I'm extremely distracted by the program on [The Mathematics of Biodiversity](http://www.maths.gla.ac.uk/~tl/tmob.html) here in Barcelona. I think it will help me shift my career toward 'green mathematics', so I want to spend as much time as possible talking to biologists here. That means I'm neglecting the Azimuth Forum for a while.
But at least I'm getting some work done. Here's my current state. First, talks:
1. I gave an informal talk here about how natural selection reduces the information 'left to learn' as the population approaches an evolutionarily stable state. As a result someone told me about some interesting papers: N. H. Barton and J. B. Coe's [On the application of statistical physics to evolutionary biology](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19348811), and Y. Iwasa's [Free fitness that always increases in evolution](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3256719). (Not free online, but you can read the abstract.) These use a stochastic rather than deterministic approach to natural selection. That's a good next step.
Then, papers that aren't related to Azimuth:
1. I submitted my paper with Derek Wise, [Teleparallel gravity and higher gauge theory](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/teleparallel.pdf), to _Communications in Mathematical Physics_.
1. John Huerta wants to add another section to our paper [G2 and the rolling ball](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/ball.pdf). He's still writing it - he had surgery for an old eye injury, so he's a bit distracted.
1. I need to finish the paper [The beauty of roots](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/roots.pdf), written with Dan Christensen and Sam Derbyshire.
Then, papers that _are_ related to Azimuth:
1. I submitted my paper with [[Brendan Fong]], [Noether's theorem for Markov processes](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/teleparallel.pdf) to _Journal of Mathematical Physics_.
1. I need to finish off my long paper with [[Jacob Biamonte]], [Quantum techniques for stochastic mechanics](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/quantum-mathematics.pdf).
Then, blog articles:
1. I wrote [The Mathematics of Biodiversity (Part 1)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/the-mathematics-of-biodiversity-part-1/) and [The Mathematics of Biodiversity (Part 2)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/the-mathematics-of-biodiversity-part-2/) about estimating the fraction of species haven't been observed yet, a notoriously difficult problem in biology.
1. I wrote [Information Geometry (Part 12)](http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/information-geometry-part-12/), about evolutionary game theory. I have part 13 almost but not quite done.
1. I need to edit and post [[Staffan Liljgeren]]'s article [[Blog - carbon cycle box models (part 1)|carbon cycle box models (part 1)]]
1. I need to edit and post Tim's [[Blog - increasing the signal-to-noise ratio with more noise|increasing the signal-to-noise ratio with more noise]].
1. I want to write a blog post on the master equation for monatomic/diatomic gases, for the [network theory](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/networks/) series.
1. I want to edit and publish Jacob Biamonte's blog post on [[Blog - forbidden states in stochastic mechanics|forbidden eigenstates in stochastic mechanics]], also for the network theory series. These two blog articles will go into the long paper we're envisioning.
1. I want to blog about the [selected papers network](http://www.math.ntnu.no/~stacey/Mathforge/Math2.0/comments.php?DiscussionID=27&Focus=259#Comment_259) being developed by Chris Lee and Marc Harper. They are busy writing the software for that now.