June 14, 2010

Time to go to work

Filed under: Uncategorized — Adam Glesser @ 8:00 am

Although teaching has been my main focus the last two years, I try not to lose sight of what got me into this mess in the first place: I love doing mathematics. As such, I will make my annual sojourn to Europe to hobnob with people much smarter than me in the hope that they will drop a crumb off of their plate that I might legitimately turn into research. I’ll spend a week at Oxford working with über-genius David Craven and then make my way up to Lausanne, Switzerland for the conference celebrating the 60th birthday of algebraist Jacques Thévenaz, author of one of the five books I’d take to a deserted island, G-algebras and Modular Representation Theory.

Anyway, this little trip won’t be about teaching or blogging, but actually doing mathematics. Sweeet. So I’ll be back at the beginning of July and ready to tell you all about the class (or possibly classes) I’ll be teaching (one is actually for high school students!).

Rest well blog-o-sphere,


P.S. In case you’re wondering, the other four books would be Gorenstein’s Finite Groups, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Heller’s Catch-22 and the U.S. Army Survival Manual.


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