The intersection of my sleep time and my roommate’s sleep time is now the empty set. He’s still up writing a paper. Actually, I can’t verify that. He might just be pretending to write a paper. (How would I know?) I think he may finally understand that it’s tough to sleep when the room isn’t completely dark and completely silent since I don’t plan to stop all my activities just because he would like to sleep.

I need to decide whether I should hear Witten talk about stuff I won’t have a chance of understanding for many years just because he’s a Fields medalist. I imagine I’ll probably go again just because it’s not every day that a Fields medalist speaks a mile away from my place of residence.

Our first orchestra rehearsal in the pit is today. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I suppose that many musicians end up playing in pits very often. I don’t see how that pit could possibly have enough room for all of us, but it has to work somehow.


About Simon

Hi. I'm Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo. I'm a mathematics postdoc at Dartmouth College. I'm also a musician; I play piano and cello, and I also sometimes compose music and study musicology. I also like to play chess and write calligraphy. This blog is a catalogue of some of my thoughts. I write them down so that I understand them better. But sometimes other people find them interesting as well, so I happily share them with my small corner of the world.
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2 Responses to

  1. confuted says:

    Go see Witten; take notes; TeX them; give them to me.

    • Simon says:

      That would be fun, but TeXing notes requires that I understand something. If yesterday is anything to go by, that won’t happen. But I’ll try it and see what happens.

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