Summertime

We should perhaps update this blog more often but we find almost no time to do that! Alain is very busy editing, correcting, and finalizing his book, Noncommutative Geometry, Quantum Fields and Motives, with Matilde Marcolli. This is no easy task given the size and scope of the work. BTW, I hope sometime soon we will have a good and extensive review of this book in this blog. I am also busy traveling, going to conferences and giving talks.

Last week I attended the Max Planck Institute conference on Hochschild and cyclic cohomology. The meeting was on Hopf cyclic cohomology and higher homotopy structures on Hochschild and cyclic complexes (the so called `stringy topology’). Somehow both topics are very hot these days and I shall report on some of the talks there later. This is the second in a series of three conferences this summer, all co-organized by Matilde, at MPI devoted to noncommutative geometry and its applications.

Another summer conference is a meeting in Warsaw in honor of Paul Baum’s 70 th birthday. Happy birthday Paul!

6 thoughts on “Summertime

  1. Anonymous

    I like your title. It reminds me George Gershwin’s beautiful 1930’s song:

    Summertime,
    And the livin’ is easy
    Fish are jumpin’
    And the cotton is high

    Your daddy’s rich
    And your mamma’s good lookin’
    So hush little baby
    Don’t you cry

    One of these mornings
    You’re going to rise up singing
    Then you’ll spread your wings
    And you’ll take to the sky

    But till that morning
    There’s a’nothing can harm you
    With daddy and mamma standing by

    Summertime,
    And the livin’ is easy
    Fish are jumpin’
    And the cotton is high

    Your daddy’s rich
    And your mamma’s good lookin’
    So hush little baby
    Don’t you cry

  2. Anonymous

    Glad to hear Alain and Matilde are writing a book. I had downloaded their paper on Motives, converted it to HTML with MathML and was hoping to put it up on a Wiki for annotation.

    Now I can just wait for the book! 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    Alain, I just downloaded the PDF of you and Matilda’s new book. We are going to start a reading club at work about it. I understand that there might be several reasons not to grant this request, but can you provide a LaTex version of the current draft? I want to put it up on an internal wiki so we can start working on a link explication.

    Thanks and if not, thanks for the preview.

  4. Anonymous

    Hello,
    Is there already any release date for the latest book of AC “Noncommutative Geometry, Quantum Fields and Motives” ? Thanks by advance

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