Saturday, March 26, 2011


i don't think that i will refer to myself any longer as a geometer, much less someone who studies geometry. today and yesterday i've heard talks, many of them good, about geometry in the modern sense: structure theory, the role of isοmetry groups, classification of (rιemannian) manιfolds.

there is more aΙgebra and classification present than a poor anaΙyst like me can handle. i'll stick to my epsilοns and measure theory, get back to people if they need the right kind of lipschιtz functions or regularity of PDE.

that said, i don't much think of myself as an analyst .. which spurs on in me a kind of identity crisis.
maybe i should just think of myself as a mathematician, and leave the details to those who know me well .. (-:

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