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Marni D. Sheppeard

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Moving North IV

I have visited London briefly in the past, enjoying the Tower, Big Ben and other interesting attractions. Instead, on this trip I look forward to seeing some Dreaming Spires. I hear there is snow about at present.

Early in the new year, adventures will include this workshop in London. It looks like a fun program for anyone interested in Categories, Logic and Physics.

6 Comments:

Blogger Kea said...

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November 26, 2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger Simon said...

Hi Marni,
I just wanted to congratulate you on getting the postdoc. It'll be good to see what you can do when you not distracted by customers!

November 26, 2008 3:49 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Thanks, Simon. Yes, unfortunately those customers are very distracting. I hope all is well over in Oz.

November 26, 2008 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

Dear Kea,

First, if I understand it well, congratulations for your new job! I am glad to learn that life is getting better.

Second, as far as I can tell, it appears that we are the only women that submitted to the FQXi essay contest! I thought there would be more than 2 women participating, so it came as a bit of surprise (of course, I would expect more men than women, but the final percentage is disturbing). I wish you good luck with the contest as well as with your new job.

I'll get back here more often to learn about your ongoing research.

Kind regards,
Christine

December 02, 2008 9:36 AM  
Blogger Kea said...

Christine, I am not at all surprised that their are few entries from women on the fqxi site. The majority of the world's population still believes, believe it or not, that women are second class citizens who should feel guilty for wasting valuable slave time thinking about Time.

And welcome to AF. But for the record, and please don't feel offended, I am sorry to note that your interest in our work seems to depend on me getting a respectable job.

December 02, 2008 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I am sorry to note that your interest in our work seems to depend on me getting a respectable job.

Not at all. I am sorry for the wrong impression.

I did not become interested in your work because of your new position. If you are able to verify IP accounts you will see that I lurk here for some time. What made me more interested was the fact that you had an essay on the subject of time, a subject that interests me as well. So I wanted to learn about what a person more mathematically inclined had to say about the subject.

Kea, I sincerely wish you the best, although I recognise now that my message was not a good idea. Just one small advice, for what it is worth. Do not assume before anything that people are against you or look down on you. I am sorry that you do not know me and perhaps never will, and will never know what crossed my mind concerning your case on several occasions. I just wanted to congratulate you on getting a position which values your research.

Best,
Christine

PS- Here in Brazil, post-doc is not even considered a job. I used the word 'job' because it is convention elsewhere.

December 02, 2008 11:59 PM  

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