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July 15, 2003

KITP

I’m at the KITP for the Geometry, Topology and Strings program. This week’s lecture lineup consists of Mike Hopkins and Emanuel Diaconescu. The first two talks were pretty heavy-duty. The topics are really interesting, so I’m hoping the subsequent lectures get a wee bit more accessible. Otherwise, it’ll be quite a slog.

One note I can’t resist: since my last visit, the ITP has replace its network of Sun thin clients (glorified X-terminals, IMHO) with 17" iMac’s running MacOSX in the visitor offices. Cool!

Posted by distler at July 15, 2003 1:14 AM

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