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Marni D. Sheppeard

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Moving North V

OK, I think it is finally time to put Carl out of his misery.

At the end of the month I will be flying to the UK for my first ever postdoc, in quantum information theory at the University of Oxford. My new boss will be Bob Coecke. Bob is also one of the organisers of the January workshop on Categories, Logic and Physics at Imperial College.

15 Comments:

Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Marni! Congratulations!

December 10, 2008 5:42 PM  
Anonymous Richard Collins said...

Well done Marni, congratulations.

Hopefully you still get time to blog away for our entertainment and erudition.

December 10, 2008 7:01 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Well Richard, having given up waitressing, I should find some time for blogging!

December 10, 2008 7:03 PM  
Anonymous a quantum diaries survivor said...

!!! I sincerely hope this is the start of a new, brilliant, exhilarating career! Best of luck to you!

December 10, 2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger nige said...

Congratulations with your postdoc! I hope you can really do some exciting research there and try to publish some discoveries. My cousin Jane (far more intelligent than me) chose to do a PhD in biochemistry at Oxford because it's such a nice place. You'll be very near the Cotswolds, which is the best part of the UK for country walks (I liked it when I was studying ICT in Cheltenham). Oxford is also a really great city with friendly people, not as hectic as London.

December 10, 2008 10:37 PM  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 10 08

Congrats on your postdoc. Quantum information theory is so dad burned interesting I am envious;) ehheheheheh You will do well and certainly deserve this. You go girl!!!!! :):):)

December 11, 2008 6:55 AM  
Blogger kneemo said...

Congratulations! Categorical Quantum Information theory seems to underpin quantum gravity, so this postdoc move is a natural step. Coecke's group appears to be making breakthroughs in developing a (categorical) picture calculus for quantum mechanics. Moreover, the group's work on projective-space-like categories seems very promising.

With all the topics you've been investigating this year I'm sure your talk will be quite scintillating!

December 11, 2008 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Congratulations Kea !

December 11, 2008 9:23 AM  
Anonymous PhilG said...

Great choice of subject. It is an area with a potential for technological applications while still being related to quantum gravity. Dont forget to think about how the hyperdeterminants fit in. Oxford is a haven of tranquility. I'm sure You will have a great time there.

December 11, 2008 9:45 AM  
Anonymous paolo said...

Congratulations !!
Oxford/Imperial is one of the best places for Category Theory with applications to Quantum Physics with many young creative people around ... You will like it !
Paolo
p.s.: too bad I cannot join the next CLAP workshop ... all the Best for Your talk ;-)

December 11, 2008 4:50 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Nice to hear from you Paolo! And everyone else too. I'm now in Wanaka for a few days.

December 11, 2008 10:31 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Hi Kea,

Congratulation on the post-doc.

My prejudice remains for the Nobel category of physiology being of more importance than the Nobel category of physics, since the former is more diverse.

December 12, 2008 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Rob Taylor said...

Excellent news, Marni, please keep us updated on yr new life. The mountains will still be here if & when you return...

December 13, 2008 11:08 PM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

Marni,

Weather here in the US is awful right now. What a shame that you'll miss a NZ summer!

December 16, 2008 12:19 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

May I add my congratulations too. There afe great jobs out there for smart women like Kea.

December 21, 2008 5:39 AM  

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