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January 23, 2009

Lurie II

Jacob Lurie continued his series of lectures with a romp through higher category theory.

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January 21, 2009

New beginnings

Today was my first lecture of the new semester, there was some sort of hubbub on The Mall in Washington, and Jacob Lurie gave the first of a series of lectures on “Extended” Topological Quantum Field Theory and a proof of (some might say a precise statement of) the Baez-Dolan Cobordism Hypothesis.

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January 20, 2009

Instiki News

As you probably noticed, I took a vacation from blogging to devote my online time to working on Instiki. I’ve made 82 commits to the source repository since my last post on the subject. Much of the motivation came from helping the n-Category Café folks set up their long-promised Wiki.

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January 19, 2009

It’s a New Day

With the Bush Administration, mercifully at an end, I guess it is finally time to retire the Bush-related items on my sidebar. They were, in my personal view, the best part of the Bush Administration. So I’m a little sad to let them go.

But sacrifices must be made…

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