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    physics preprint server arXiv

    How do you pronounce ArXiv? /ɑːrksiv/? Or /ɑːrks, fɔːr/? Or /ɑːrks, fɔːθ/? Or others?

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    Today, however, researchers with a global network of gravitational wave detectors announced the first major statistical analyses of their data so far, 50 events in all. Posted online in four papers, the analyses show that black holes—ghostly ultraintense gravitational fields left behind when massive stars collapse—are both more common and stranger than expected. They also shed light on mysteries such as how such black holes pair up before merging.

    The new studies, posted on the physics preprint server arXiv, “are super-important,” says Carl Rodriguez, an astrophysicist at Carnegie Mellon University who was not involved in the work. “With an individual event, there’s only so much you can do in comparing to astrophysics models. But with a catalog you can not only begin to constrain the theory, you can start to understand the landscape.” Selma de Mink, an astrophysicist at Harvard University, says she and her colleagues have been waiting to do their own analyses of the data trove. “

    Source: Science Oct. 28, 2020
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...e-hunters-find

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    Re: physics preprint server arXiv

    They mean "archive," with the X being Greek letter Chi. (Pronounced kye, like "dye.")

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    Re: physics preprint server arXiv

    It's an interesting choice for the name. "Archive" was my third thought. I first read it as "Ar-chiv" (with the "ch" pronounced like a Spanish "j"), then "Ay are fourteen" (because I saw "Xiv" and thought of Roman numerals), and finally I saw the resemblance to the word "archive".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: physics preprint server arXiv

    How do you pronounce MedRxiv and BioRxiv? Med-Archive and Bio-Archive?

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    COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv

    Source: https://www.medrxiv.org/

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    Re: physics preprint server arXiv

    Medrxiv (pronounced "med-archive", as "med - r chi ve")

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MedRxiv

    bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive"[2])

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BioRxiv
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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