So I’m usually not a very impulsive person, but today I was in the math department office after cryptography and before coffee hour, and I saw a flyer for a summer school in Alberta on Lie algebra, algebraic groups, and K-theory, and I decided I had to apply right away, and it could not wait another minute. So I did. I hope I’m not too late, but there isn’t a deadline listed anywhere on the flyer or the website. The strange thing about the application process is that it just asked for my name, contact information, institution, and number of years of undergraduate/graduate study, so I’m not sure how they plan on determining whether I’m at all competent.
Also, I was at the library on Sunday and somehow managed to pull myself away from QA24x (number theory-ish stuff) to QA214, and I found a book on Cogalois theory! I never knew that such a thing existed, but apparently there’s approximately one person actively doing research in the area and one book written on the subject (by the same person, Toma Albu). Anything that has a right to be called Cogalois theory has to be fascinating though, so this is really exciting to me!