Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Delusions of Grandeur

Shing Tung Yau, Dennis Sullivan, Edward Witten, Isadore Singer, C.N. Yang, John Morgan, James Simons, John Milnor listened in rapt attention (with mouths agape) as Nanga Fakir explained to them the secrets of his recently acquired superpower of dividing by zero.

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Nah...it was the other way round.

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10 comments:

satyavrat said...

I can safely assume that it must have been the greatest conference attended by you so far (& I can unsafely assume that you did attend all of 'em).

Were those the greatest lectures so far as well?

Nanga Fakir said...

Pretty much. In particular John Morgan's talk on low dimensional topology/geometry and Simons talk on his ups and downs in research and life in general were awesome.

I sat next to Witten and Yau for 2 full hours and at times they seemed human.

Safari Al said...

i think you are still an asshole.

Nanga Fakir said...

I'm and asshole and I'm proud of it.

clueless rebel said...

i hate you... i so wanna kill you and then smoke while u wriggle in pain in front of me.... (sigh!!!)...i hate my life.

Nanga Fakir said...

Ahhh my friend, we meet again. How is life and cribbing in general?

Safari Al said...

Andy, how often do you shower?

Nanga Fakir said...

Once in a while...

clueless rebel said...

cribbing is in full flow.... heard u are coming for a brief forray to "apna gaon ,apna des"....

Nanga Fakir said...

Yusss...9th June to 20th July. Will see you there.