Yesterday I raced in the Salisbury half marathon, which I’ve been training for for the last three months.
I lost my GPS watch while traveling to Salisbury, so I had to make do with a stopwatch and the mile markers to gague my pace.
I finished in 39th place, in a time of 1:30:10.
I’m a bit disappointed to have missed going under 90 minutes by so little, but since my previous best was over four minutes slower I’m pretty happy.
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Last Thursday I turned 28. As I have been telling anyone who’ll listen, this is the last time I will be perfect (unless I live to be 496).
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Last Monday I started my new job as a maths editor at Cambridge University Press. Roughly my job entails keeping up with trends in maths, bringing in new books to publish, and following them through production. It’s a bit of a change from research, but it’s nice to have found a job where I can use my maths knowledge to a useful (and non-evil) end. My colleagues are all very friendly, and so far CUP seems like a great place to work.
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During the last year I have been writing a paper with Bernhard Köck and Lenny Taelman about a new approach to exterior power operations on higher algebraic K-groups.
Yesterday we uploaded a preprint of the article to the arXiv: Exterior power operations on higher K-groups via binary complexes.
Here I’ll try to explain a little bit of what it’s about.
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My friends Lewis Wood and Zoe Portnell got married yesterday in the Pantheon temple at Stourhead gardens. I was lucky enough to be involved in the day’s proceedings, as they very kindly asked me to be one of the ushers.
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