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:

First, blogging:

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.

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:

First, blogging:

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.