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  1. Been busy... I may return one day.

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      Good to hear from you AJB.

      Hope you're back soon.

    3. zapatos

      zapatos

      Hope you return when you get the chance. You are one of my favorite posters.

    4. Raider5678

      Raider5678

      I want the ajb poster......

  2. In the words of Patrick Smash - It was the best day of my life... ever

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Care to share?

    2. ajb

      ajb

      First day at work, met my masters student... all seems good.

  3. A masters student wants to work on a project with me - something to do with Riemannian supergeometry is going to be the topic - first masters student I will look after.

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I'm sure you will be a useful resource and mentor for them.

    2. ajb

      ajb

      Yoda voice - "Maths learn from me they will"

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      If you are half as patient and kind with your time as you are here then your students will be very very lucky.

  4. I am going to give a talk at the University of Swansea - my old undergrad uni. The talk will be about Lagrangian mechanics on supermanifolds.

    1. CharonY

      CharonY

      I think I understood a word.

    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I think he's going to be talking about hotrodding cars.

    3. andrewcellini

      andrewcellini

      For a moment I thought it said "University of Swansontea"

  5. I am worried that if I eat a meal of antipasto and then pasta that I will vanish in a flash of croutons!

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      No worries AJB.

      PastO in this context means meal, so antipasto is 'before meal'. Not pastA with an opposite charge.

    3. zapatos

      zapatos

      Har! That was hilarious ajb! :)

    4. Elite Engineer
  6. Entropy and the arrow of time - the most misunderstood aspect of statistical physics and the bain of all property landlords. Maybe I should organise some lectures on statistical phsyics, entropy and the unavoidable fact that things age aimed at landlords?

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    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      AJB.Is that your way of saying things fall apart and need repairing?

    3. ajb

      ajb

      Exactly StringJunky

       

    4. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      There's no love between landlords and tenants.

  7. Dedicated a preprint to my father - http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.01585

    1. jimmydasaint

      jimmydasaint

      A touching gesture. I couldn't understand a word but it is a fitting way to show your respect and love.

    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Yes, a lovely gesture.

    3. Theoretical

      Theoretical

      Very nice indeed!

  8. My father died last night - so I won't be posting here as regular

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    2. CharonY

      CharonY

      So sorry to for your loss and my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    3. Function

      Function

      Sorry to hear that. My sincere condolences, ajb.

    4. Ant Sinclair

      Ant Sinclair

      My condolences and best wishes to you and your family ajb

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    2. ajb

      ajb

      I'll have to think about how to communicate these ideas - maybe with more simple examples. Amazingly the 7 dimensional cross product is an algebraic example of a pre-Courant algebroid

       

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Don't you feel lonely with most of us thickos? I hope you go far with your work.

    4. ajb

      ajb

      It is not that you or the others here are thick - it is just that you don't know the ideas or the language.

       

  9. Been giving aliencore music a go - Rings of Saturn in particular.

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    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      This is a pretty cool bass tune by them:

       

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Been giving RoS a listen and it's noise. Like one commenter wrote to one of their songs: " ( can't decide if its fucking awesome or fucking shit"! Going by that bass tune I linked above they can clearly play properly. It's definitely Deaf Metal and I'm deaf!!

    4. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I listened to a RoS track and I actually found a piece of nice music in it which lasted about 30 seconds; it was like an oasis sandwiched between two walls of noise.

  10. Had a short break.. back to work Monday

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    2. blue89

      blue89

      although ,I reported many times they apologise because of making repeat me when I was speaking with some associations whiches are the best of examples;my family's member are...too extravagant relevant this subject. my mother sometimes make the me rpeat over than 8 times and in spite of this she does not understand. these are not unique samples. we also so see some matters with educated people although it is not as same as this one.

    3. blue89

      blue89

      the thing that I know clearly ; I need & needed silent ,well temoeratured remainining conditions and healthy feeds ,but the silence is almost the most important one . then ...any of thse was not available during the last 4 years. I will leave them. I have no more time to spend with them.

    4. blue89

      blue89

      however ,I would remind these to conclude this conversation for a while ; of course our mother is our the most beloved member in our life. our family is also the best community in life.these are known but there is no contradiction in relevancy with all if you care all details.

  11. Is Wales going to win Euro 2016?

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      It would be good if they can 'do a Leicester City'. Either way, they've done well.

    2. MigL

      MigL

      Well, both of my teams Italy and England are now eliminated.

      I guess I'm gonna have to support Wales.

    3. ajb

      ajb

      Only 90 mins away from the final!

       

  12. There will be some big changes comming...

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    2. ajb

      ajb

      My professional life... I will update this status soon.

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Hopefully in a good way - finger crossed and look forward to hearing news

    4. blue89

      blue89

      uuu ajb ,I will be waiting to congratulate you :) ,really I am being happy when I see my friend's happiness. :) :)

  13. Now what? How will funding of UK science recover?

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    2. blue89

      blue89

      I believe I am qualified , but I hated from someones in my lifes. unluckily I have had too much frustration and all of them relevant to economic problems. then to Raider ; the islan will not be as same as in your imagine.

    3. blue89

      blue89

      for instance there will be a giant flat on that island and have very much comfortable departments in it ,and especially it will contain high numbers of laboratory,the laboratories will be the most important.

    4. Theoretical

      Theoretical

      Headline news: Brexit crash has wiped out 3 trillions dollars, and climbing. Perhaps time for a second vote.

  14. Finally I made some progress... the order matters so very much!

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    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Must be hard to keep track of ideas that don't have realworld referents.

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Or don't seem to have, to me anyway.

    4. ajb

      ajb

      Most of the things I study do have implications for physics or come from physics. But it is not always so obvious or clear.

  15. I am getting my algebroids all in a twist!

  16. Is 'So Long, and Thanks for all the FIsh' a good way to close a talk that involves Poisson Geometry?

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    2. CharonY

      CharonY

      Chiron:"Thou hast undone our mother."

      Aaron:"Villain, I have done thy mother."

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      It seems a bit fishy to me.

    4. Unity+

      Unity+

      I didn't know a pun joke could last 10 comments before someone broke and went insane.

  17. Just had a paper rejected... not enough motivation...oh well time to rewrite and submit to another journal.

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    2. ajb

      ajb

      Just part of the game..

    3. Arete

      Arete

      If you don't get rejected first go, you didn't aim for a journal with a high enough IF ;)

       

    4. ajb

      ajb

      In this case the IF was quite low, but it was a very specialist journal hoping to increase its IF. So I think they are a little fussy.

  18. I now have had 10 papers published or accepted for publication. Is that a milestone that deserves celebrating?

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      Yes, celebrate!

      I will certainly buy you a pint or two if I ever run into you.

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Have you re-calculated that erdos number recently?

    4. ajb

      ajb

      Nope, though I think it has not changed.

       

  19. My wife is going to have a portrait she drew published in a conference proceedings!

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    2. ajb

      ajb

      Prof. Grabowski, my boss!

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Hope it is flattering!

    4. ajb

      ajb

      His wife thinks so

       

  20. Another paper accepted, this one is on generalising some aspects of Riemannian geometry to Lie algebroids and sigma models

  21. OMG, I just made a remark about test particles in a semiclassical theory of quantum gravity in slight reowrking of a preprint!

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      So, give us some details already.

      But dumb 'em down for us.

    3. ajb

      ajb

      Over reacting... I just wrote a very speculative and loose comment. Basically we would expect the semiclassical limit of a 'quantum space-time' to be a smooth manifold with both a metric and a Poisson structure. I just wrote a passing comment on how to use these two together. This is already know to a few 'stringy' theorists, but maybe not widely

      known.

    4. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      stringy theorists :)

  22. I now appear in the newsletter of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Science! They report that one of my co-authored papers was selected for 'Publishers' Pick' by the Journal of Physics A. Also I am mentioned in the article about the 'Jets and Fields' conference.

  23. Just had a paper accepted in the Journal of Geometry and Physics. The paper was rejected by a very high ranking journal only to be almost right away accepted by JGP. Over 14 months ago we wrote the first version!

    1. Sato

      Sato

      Congrats, ajb! It's not completely clear, JGP is just as / higher ranking than the journal that rejected?

    2. ajb

      ajb

      JGP is, for some reason, not very high ranking as far as IF goes. I am not sure why as some very capable people publish in that journal. I think it could just be that it is quite specialist and so papers there do not pick up lots of citations quickly.

    3. Sato

      Sato

      Ah, alright, congratulatory for your work getting accepted to the specialist journal then!

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