Monthly Archives: February 2014

Short thoughts on my visit to Berkeley

The marine biologists at Monterey Bay Aquarium give their octopuses hand massages. So do the fishmongers at Eataly. It’s quite an experience to come face to face with this antediluvian monster:  Are you allowed to turn right on red in … Continue reading

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Local crystalline deformation rings

I just returned from a very pleasant conference in Puerto Rico courtesy of the Simons Foundation (general advice: if you live in Chicago, always accept invitations to conferences in January). One thing I learnt from Toby Gee was the following … Continue reading

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