Posts Categorized: personal

  • geometry, personal, rants, representations

    Stirring a cup of coffee

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    Please allow for a couple of end-of-semester bluesy ramblings. I just finished grading the final test of the last of five courses I lectured this semester. Most of them went, I believe, rather well. As always, it was fun to teach an introductory group theory course to second year physics students. Personally, I did enjoy… Read more »

  • books, geometry, personal, stories

    NaNoWriMo (3)

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    In 2001, Eugenia Cheng gave an interesting after-dinner talk Mathematics and Lego: the untold story. In it she compared math research to fooling around with lego. A quote: “Lego: the universal toy. Enjoyed by people of all ages all over the place. The idea is simple and brilliant. Start with some basic blocks that can… Read more »

  • books, geometry, personal, stories

    NaNoWriMo (2)

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    Two more days to go in the NaNoWriMo 2016 challenge. Alas, it was clear from the outset that I would fail, bad. I didn’t have a sound battle plan. Hell, I didn’t even have a a clue which book to write… But then, I may treat myself to a SloWriMo over the Christmas break. For… Read more »

  • books, france, math, personal, stories

    NaNoWriMo (1)

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    Some weeks ago I did register to be a participant of NaNoWriMo 2016. It’s a belated new-year’s resolution. When PS (pseudonymous sister), always eager to fill a 10 second silence at family dinners, asked (PS) And Lieven, what are your resolutions for 2016? she didn’t really expect an answer (for decades my generic reply has… Read more »

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    Gitte exhibits in Ghent

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    Gitte Le Bruyn, the artist previously known as PD1 on this blog, exhibits some of her work in Ghent. The exhibition VGC Visual Art Gitte Le Bruyn is hosted by the Van Crombrugghe’s Genootschap, Huidevetterskaai 39, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Gitte shows hundreds of stills from her animation projects. She has a laborious working method: for… Read more »