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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

Workshop on hypercontractivity and log-Sobolev inequalities in quantum information theory

A couple weeks ago I attended the workshop on “Hypercontractivity and Log Sobolev Inequalities in Quantum Information Theory” organized by Patrick Hayden, Christopher King, Ashley Montanaro and Mary Beth Ruskai at the… 2,061 more words

Conferences

Pre-holiday Sing-out. In the Salt Marsh.

It’s been a busy week for many of us.  But for the birds in the salt marsh it’s been a cool and quiet week. Lots of hunching and huddling, rain and winds early in the week, then cool temperatures throughout. 279 more words

Life

St Andrews to Banff

No, not 120 miles north, but several thousand miles west to Banff, Canada, home of the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery. … 213 more words

What a Difference a Lens Makes.

Shot with my speedy Tamron 70-300mm. The AF speed is comparable to Canon L lenses. Combined with Servo focus and a bit of luck, makes shots like these take a single try.

Photography