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Nature

My first painted artwork

My very first painting on canvas. I think I made it 2009 or maybe it was 2010. I was so happy because I thought it had been lost after a show many years ago. 55 more words

Art

Cool down at Veranda Pellicano Basel

I found this little lunch shack on Friday – when Basel was sweltering through another 37 degree day.

It was a welcome relief from the heat and the sun as I pulled up a deck chair under a tree and fed my daughter as we watched people bath in the Birs. 207 more words

Basel

An activist you are!

The letter from the president of The University of Victoria informing me about my honorary doctorate was a complete surprise. “My former graduate students and postdocs, who are now on the faculty at UVic, must have been behind this nomination,”  684 more words

Op-eds

Four lessons from an amazing site visit

A joint site visit to the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) by four granting agencies representing four different governments, happened on April 16 and 17. Eight officials from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Mexico’s CONACyT, and Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, accompanied… 872 more words

NSERC

Souvenirs from the Rocky Mountains

I recently returned from the Workshop on Multivariate Operator Theory at Banff International Research Station (BIRS). BIRS is like the MFO (Oberwolfach): a mathematical resort located in the middle of a beautiful landscape, to where mathematicians are invited to attend/give talks, collaborate, interact, catch up with old friends, make new friends, have fun hike, etc. 1,633 more words

Operator Theory