Sharks and Snakes

The Swiss stereotypes do not usually suggest a great sense of humor. But since I’ve been in Zürich, I’ve noticed a certain style of quiet understated humor, in particular in advertising.

Here’s one ad for the most famous vegetarian restaurant in Zürich (probably the best in the world):

Snakes
Snakes

Here’s an ad for the Zürich public transportation system; the left-hand man is a right-wing politician, and the right-hand one a socialist (I had to look this up; I’m not really up to date on local politics), and the ad says that fortunately there is a tram stop on average every 300 meters…

Politicians
Politicians

Here’s a recent ad to warn against swimming in the wrong places in the river, despite the absence of sharks (Hai means shark in German):

Sharks
Sharks

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Kowalski

I am a professor of mathematics at ETH Zürich since 2008.

One thought on “Sharks and Snakes”

  1. Hello Professor, nice blog and entry! Thank you so much for having organized the analytic number theory conference. Its grand. I used to mostly focus my interest on high end physics but it really sparked a love for these deep mathematics. Thanks again(and Michel, IHES).

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