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 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… 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… 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 I was invited by Thomas Willwacher to ETH Zürich for a few days, during which I also had the opportunity to give a talk at the "Talks in Mathematical Physics" seminar. It was a very interesting few days, and I'm very grateful for this… I just came back from the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach ! I was there for the " Factorization Algebras and Functorial Field Theories " workshop. It was an incredible experience. The talks were all, of course, very interesting, and I…