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Giving Bad Colloquia

I have given bad talks. I bet you have too. My guess is the people who think they haven’t given a bad talk give the worst ones. What follows refers to colloquia at schools like mine, where the main purpose … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave Minefield

My due date is less than two months away, and I’m starting to feel it. All things considered I’ve been lucky so far. First trimester was tough, but the nausea wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. The harder part was … Continue reading

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How many conferences is too many conferences?

Conference folks inside Number Man on MIT campus. Vaguely in rows, from back left to front: Joe Gunther, Frank Thorne, Ben Smith, Colin Weir, Jen Berg, Mckenzie West, Irene Bouw, David Harvey, and my forehead. Hello from the end of … Continue reading

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