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The physics archives (8/91)

The physics archives include astro-ph, cond-mat, gr-qc, hep-ex, hep-lat, hep-ph, hep-th, math-ph, nucl-ex,nucl-th, physics and quant-ph. The first archive, hep-th, was created in August 1991 (see early arXiv messages).

2013-07 - Advisory committee re-organized.

2009-01 - We have implemented the long-awaited division of the astro-ph archive, see astro-ph archive details. All new astro-ph submissions must be placed within a sub-category. It is intended that existing astro-ph articles will be machine classified according to this new scheme when enough training data has been collected from new submissions.

2008-12 - We have launched a the Quantitative Finance (q-fin) archive to house articles that have historically been submitted to cond-mat or physics.soc-ph.

2007-04 - The reformulation of the arXiv identifiers in April 2007 means that the physics reorganization proposed in 2005 is no longer necessary. We have the flexibility to change category names, add new categories, and reclassify articles without the need to change the names of the existing physics archives.

The arXiv Physics Advisory Committee:

The advisory committee members serve as consultants to the Cornell University Library and to the arXiv scientific advisory board. All arXiv policy decisions are ultimately made by Cornell University Library.