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March 25, 2010

Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Posted by John Baez

Yay! Alex Hoffnung has accepted a postdoc at the University of Ottawa, where he’ll work with Rick Blute (who works on categorical logic and its relation to computation), Alistair Savage (who works on representation theory and quivers) and other folks.

He’s still busy finishing his thesis. His thesis defense is on June 10th. So, he can’t relax yet. But the job market is really tough this year, so this is great news.

I’m glad we won’t have to freeze him!


Posted at March 25, 2010 4:37 PM UTC

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Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Congratulations Alex!

I’m happy to hear you won’t be confined to a graduated cylinder.

-Garrett

Posted by: Garrett on March 25, 2010 5:56 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

One of the best uses EVER of the “graduated cylinder” pun.

Posted by: Jonathan Vos Post on March 26, 2010 1:37 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Congratulations! That’s great news.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on March 25, 2010 6:38 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Congratulations, Alex, from Marni. All the best.

Posted by: Kea on March 25, 2010 8:52 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Thanks everyone! Thanks John! Not not having a job is a lot of fun. As a bonus, I think Ottawa is a perfect fit.

p.s. Don’t worry, I am not relaxed. :)

Posted by: Alex Hoffnung on March 26, 2010 2:27 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Good luck, Alex. Ottawa is a great place for maths with a very good range of subject areas related to your skills and interests, and who knows you might actually get the people there to contribute some to the n-Lab! it is also a nice city.

Posted by: Tim Porter on March 26, 2010 7:20 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Alex Hoffnung Heading to Ottawa

Congratulations Alex! I can only echo Tim’s comments about the nLab, and say hang in there as far as finishing your thesis goes. And there’s more to life :)

(On a personal note: if any of my examiners are reading this, I was planning to graduate in August… no pressure!)

Posted by: David Roberts on March 26, 2010 2:03 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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