I thought it might be of interest to some that a
debian-science mailing list has been created.
Debian Science Group. Helen Faulkner announced the creation of the
debian-science mailing list. It is aimed to encourage discussions
about how best to use Debian as an operating system for scientific
research and how to improve Debian by making it more useful to
scientists and people working in related fields. It should also
provide an address for scientists where they can ask questions about
Debian or software in Debian and get useful answers.