Clean-up before closure

I’ve cleaned-up my list of publications and unpublished notes, moving in the second page some preprints that are not going to be submitted for publication (as well as two notes that I had not yet put online).

On February 1st, I’ll start a period of being vice-chairman for two years and a half, then chairman of the department for two years, so that my other activities are unlikely to flourish for a long time, and similarly this blog will be updated even less regularly than before.

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

5 thoughts on “Clean-up before closure”

  1. For those of us outside academia, it is fairly disconcerting to see a researcher like yourself in fine publishing form having to sacrifice themselves like that for several years. Is there at least any possibility to have an extended sabbatical or teaching-free period of time in return after that ? Or could there not be people specializing in being efficient chairpersons, and moving from place to place to fill-in those roles ?

    1. As luck would have it, Robert Zimmer will be attending the dinner on Thursday evening in honor of Alessandra Iozzi, and I’ll make sure to recommend you as the right person to add some pizzaz to your department…

      1. As the saying goes, the only person you should prevent being chair is the one who is actively seeking the job. (Actually, I don’t really believe this, but it does contain a kernel of truth…)

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