Tornare a Ventotene

I participated last week to the wonderful Ventotene 2017 Conference, a worthy continuation of Ventotene 2015. Reaching the island required this time even more of the stamina that the conference website recommends, since the weather was rough enough that the faster hydrofoil boat did not run (stranding about 30 of the participants in Formia on Sunday evening), while even the rather bigger one behaved more like a large scale roller-coaster than most people would wish.

After arriving at the island, Monday was still a bit unpleasant (it was much more for those who were unlucky to be exposed when one of the few short but very violent rain showers fell…), but the remaining of the time was beautiful. On the way back, I had to stop in Rome for a night, and tasted the most delicious ragù bianco di coniglio that one can imagine.

Bird
Bird
Sun
Sun
Cat
Cat
Lizard
Lizard
Festive balloon
Festive balloon

I’m already looking forward to the next conference…

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Kowalski

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

2 thoughts on “Tornare a Ventotene”

  1. Definitely jealous! I have very fond memories from Ventotene 2015. (In retrospect, I guess I could have applied to come to this one as well, although it wouldn’t have entirely made sense from a mathematical perspective.)

    1. I can try and influence the 2019 edition to have it lean in a more arithmetic direction! This year was also far from my direct mathematical interests, but it was too tempting not to go…

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