Thursday, April 15, 2010

a stranger in a strange land

currently i'm in arkansas.
i've never been here before.

lately -- say, the last few years -- i've been attending conferences where i know many of the participants and can follow many of the talks (if only the non-technical parts).

this conference is on meaη curνvature flοw and other topics,
which are things that i know nothing about.

i looked in advance at the list of participants, and a few of the names are familiar -- if only because of author/titles from preprint servers --

so mostly it will be a sea of new faces. rather, i'm probably the odd one out; everyone will probably know one another, but me.

well, we all have to step out of our comfort zone sometimes. maybe this will force me to learn something new (which was the original plan) and meet new people.

at any rate, this might be interesting.

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