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June 8, 2011

Thesis defended

Filed under: Math — cfranc @ 12:28 pm

I was in Montreal yesterday to defend my thesis. This is how it went:

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8 Comments »

  1. congrats! Great work and Great job, Cam!

    Comment by dong quan — June 8, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

  2. Thanks Dong Quan! Afterward we went for lunch at the Vietnamese place on Victoria that you showed Darmon. It was great.

    Comment by cfranc — June 9, 2011 @ 10:51 am

  3. Congratulations!

    Comment by Thomas — June 11, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    • Thanks! Hopefully now I’ll find time to read the books you recommended me..

      Comment by cfranc — June 15, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

      • There are so many exciting developments in and around arithmetic geometry which may be more interesting, and then this</i< film portrait of Yuri Manin. (BTW, have read U. Ecco’s “Name of the Rose”? Here an architect’s realization of the library tower in the monastry of the novel.)

        Comment by Thomas — June 17, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

      • I read Foucault’s pendulum and it was too verbose for me.. I haven’t been brave enough to try more Ecco. Is the “Name of the Rose” worth the effort?

        Comment by cfranc — June 17, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

  4. I found “Foucault’s pendulum” unreadable (and with so high probability uninteresting) that I never really read it. “Name of the Rose” is in contrast really good, e.g. was in the 1990’s recommended by historians to get an impression of those medieval times. I had enjoyed reading it very much (perhaps because Eco used Aristotle’s advize in it and wrote it like a movie script?), but it is too long ago to know if I would like it now again. Eco’s monastry library (more), the Berlin version (it’s cafeteria).

    Comment by Thomas — June 18, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    • Hmm..I will have to reevaluate my stance on this book. 🙂

      Comment by cfranc — June 18, 2011 @ 8:23 am


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