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Higher Structures at the CIRM

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This week I am at the Centre international de rencontres mathématiques (CIRM) in Luminy. I am attending and speaking at the "Higher Structures" conference . The whole event is wonderful! I hope I am not too out of place among the big names in the…

Paper accepted in Inventiones!

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My second paper, The Lambrechts--Stanley Model of Configuration Space , has been accepted for publication in Inventiones Mathematicae ! This is a great honor and I am very happy. The refeereing process was a bit above average (14 months for the…

Why is it called “Paris 7”?

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One question people often ask is why the university is called "Paris 7", followed by the realization that there are (were!) thirteen universities in Paris, numbered from "Paris 1" to "Paris 13". Here's an attempt at explaining it (though I'm sure I…

Next Stop: Paris!

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I finally got the confirmation from the ministry: I definitively got the job and I will be appointed in Paris-VII! A new life is about to begin... I've been at the Fields Institute (in Toronto) for a week now, to participate in the summer school on…

Kafka in the stars

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This is a cautionary tale, with the hope that this post could help future applicants for permanent academic positions in France. This past month, I've had the pleasure of applying for maître de conférences jobs -- roughly equivalent to something…

Defense, postdoc, new paper

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Many changes have happened in my life recently! I defended my doctorate on November 17th. I guess I'm a doctor now! There are too many people to thank for that, so please see the "Thanks" section of my thesis. I am now entering the scary world of…

En français, s'il-vous-plaît !

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My website is now available in French ! It is possible to change the language using the menu. A big part of the content is translated, blog posts excepted -- they remain in English. Update May 2021: The website is no longer available in French…