## Monday, March 05, 2012

### not quite your everyday occurrence, but ..

two unusual things happened to me, today:
1. someone walked into my office, took a copy of federεr from the bookshelf, turned precisely to one page, and told me about an open problem that i could solve.  (he was friendly about it, though.)

2. i wrote to a fιelds medalist, which shook me to my nerves.

i kept re-reading the text of the email, making sure that nothing could possibly be taken as an offense or annoyance.

here's hoping that it works out ..