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… 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… Today is a holiday, it's raining and cold, and I'm too tired to do anything meaningful.
So I took half an hour to make a picture to go with my earlier post about the organizational structure I belong to now.
This picture explains why the signature… I've been in Paris for almost a month now.
It's been great!
People at the math department and the math institute have all been welcoming and have helped me a lot in getting settled.
There have been a lot of administrative procedures to complete… 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… 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… Last week was life-changing, to say the least. I was interviewed for two maître de conférences 1 positions, one in Université Paris Diderot , the other in Université Paris-Sud . And... I got ranked first for both jobs! So by all accounts I should… 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… 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… 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… Hi! You may have noticed the new URL and the new design. Now everything (my home page + my blog) is in one place, powered by Hugo and its Academic theme . I was a bit fed up with Jekyll and its long building times, and I wanted something a bit… Last week I was at the Max Planck Institute for the Conference for Young researchers in homotopy theory and categorical structures (which was, by the way, a great conference -- thanks to the organizers), and I gave yet another talk about the…