Wednesday, January 3, 2007


If you're trying to physically locate me over the next two weeks, try room #3 in Ziskind building of the Weizmann Institute, in Rehovot, Israel -- where I'm being very kindly hosted by Gideon Schechtman. Blogging will be light due to the tight schedule (giving 3 talks: Jeruslem, Weizmann, Technion), but I'll try to report on interesting seminars that I heard (like the one today).

A quick note about the comments: they're unmoderated and no registration is required; I'm hoping that no moderation on my part will ever be necessary. It's fine occasionally to lapse into politics, but I was hoping to see more math discussions!.. Finally -- I am plain curious as to who's reading this barely-a-week-old blog and leaving comments. If you'd leave a name when commenting I'd be much obliged!


Anonymous said...

interesting looking blog if somewhat beyond me technically (Engineers tend to get stuck at the "basic tools" stage of mathematics).
I shall take immediate advantage of your "occasional lapse into politics" rule to ask you to consider taking a look at this site
and perhaps consider taking some in-action?

Steve Jennings

Leo said...


I appreciate your candor -- you must realize you're posting on a blog whose politics will most likely be diametrically opposed to your own. This is a very intensely emotional issue for me, and I will abstain from commenting on it so as to stay true to the main mission of this blog: mathematical research. There is an over-abundance of high-quality political commentary out there, and I really have nothing to add on top of what's already being said at some of the excellent sources I have linked in the news & commentary section.

I am quite familiar with your side of the argument; I read almost daily. May I suggest you take an honest look at some of the blogs I have linked? Again, this blog isn't really the right place to hold a discussion of this nature, but feel free to comment if any posts here or elsewhere in the "neocon"-oriented blogosphere strike a particular chord.

Anonymous said...

indeed, wrong forum.
I checked out your links (with no obvious psychological damage!).

Here's one for you, a link to a book which you may already have read, but if not try it out, it has good reviews from both sodes of the argument.

all the best


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Anonymous said...

I guess I'll see you on Tuesday.