Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rio, al-, Ł and the machine

I am now in Rio, hosted by a very fine Brazilian mathematician who, in good Brazilian-football fashion, is universally known by his nickname. Portuguese has a way of coming across to Spanish speakers as being a very offbeat way of … Continue reading

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La chartreuse de Parme and f(p), briefly

These last few weeks I’ve gone to some public lectures that are impossible to mention without name-dropping. Habermas’s talk last week had some good points, but could have been shorter; since he was not using a board, what was the … Continue reading

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