Monthly Archives: November 2005


I went back to Sunnyvale for a few days, but I returned to Santa Barbara this morning. Thanksgiving always feels so short — there is so much with which to reacquaint myself, but I only have a few days to … Continue reading

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The last few days have been generally good except for not being able to complete an involved computation about annihilators of modules over a noncommutative ring. But, as my advisor said, that’s life in mathematics, so I had better get … Continue reading

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The functional analysis seminar is finally going to start up for the year next Wednesday. Putinar gave us an assignment of reading (and understanding!) the first chapter of Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory. This time I’m going to learn … Continue reading

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I was a bit envious at first that Conway was giving a talk at Berkeley yesterday, but we had a famous mathematician giving a talk here as well: Sir Michael Atiyah. He was talking about quaternions and what happens when … Continue reading

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