Several people have asked me for my LaTeX template to write letters, so I guess I might as well put it up on my webpage.
It uses the scrlttr2 package.
I think the markup is relatively self-explanatory. The template expects a copy of your signature… tl;dr: /a2b to get a .bib from arXiv entries. Update May 19th, 2021: New URL. Have you ever wanted to create a bib entry from an arXiv preprint?
There are a few tools available, including one provided by arXiv (click on "NASA ADS" in the… Update : The videos are now available on the Collège de France's website! Please go there for the third lecture and there for the fourth lecture . As some of you may know I was one of the people chosen this year to give a Peccot lecture at the… Thursday I'm giving a talk at the online Toric Topology research seminar .
(I was supposed to go there in person, but you can probably expect, the current pandemic made that impossible.)
So I took the opportunity to prepare a little illustration to… Yesterday was my first Peccot lecture !
I think it went okay.
The video is going to be available soon on this webpage .
I mainly talked about the background for my course: what are configuration spaces, why do we care about them, what do we know… I am finishing to prepare my Peccot Lectures that start next week.
I have prepared a small animation to illustrate the Fulton--MacPherson compactification using Blender, and I think it's relatively neat!
I am not a 3D artist, obviously, but (with… Yesterday I received a letter from the Collège de France.
I have been selected to give this year a Peccot Lecture , which " rewards each year young mathematicians under 30 who have been noticed in theoretical or applied mathematics " 😃.
This is of… This summer I've started to compile lecture notes for my class on homotopy theory in January/February.
They are heavily inspired by Grégory Ginot's lecture notes from last year on the same subject, although I've reorganized them a bit; in… Recently the French ministry for Higher Education and Research released some data on demographics among lecturers and professors in France .
I was proctoring an exam yesterday and couldn't do anything too mentally taxing (because students might… It's official: the new University of Paris is born!
For the moment, Paris Diderot University still exists, but it will merge with Paris Descartes and the new university on January 1 st , 2020; the IPGP will remain a legally separate entity.
(Yes, it… I dug up the tiny program I wrote to find minimal surfaces with fixed boundary in 2011 for the "grandes écoles" entrance exams.
Ah, the memories... It's available here , along with some pictures.
It's written in OCaml, of course!
To compile it… I applied in January to a call by the math institute (Insmi) of the CNRS, entitled Projet Exploratoire Premier Soutien « Jeune chercheuse, jeune chercheur » (PEPS JCJC, roughly Exploratory Project, First Support: Young Researcher ).