October 24th, 2012

beartato phd

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Took a somewhat spontaneous trip down to Princeton to hang out with fancybred and dan licata who are postdoc-ing at IAS. Talked about a bunch of math and the usual general gossip and stuff. Saw Mike Shulman give a couple of talks on stuff from the big swirling nexus of geometric/categorical ideas: simplices, Kan complexes, stacks, fibrations, etc. etc. etc.

The grounds of the IAS were gorgeous, a full-on smattering of nature-y autumn-color charming-old-architecture academic wonderland. I wonder if it starts to feels a little isolated, though.

Also visited with Laura and Ryan. There was delicious turkey chili and Daily Show.