They call me “geometric algebra”

According to the Springer GTM test I’m algebraic geometry. TO be honest that’s a pretty good guess for such a short test.

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Robin Hartshorne’s Algebraic Geometry.

My creator studied algebraic geometry with Oscar Zariski and David Mumford at Harvard, and with J.-P. Serre and A. Grothendieck in Paris. After receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1963, he became a Junior Fellow at Harvard, then taught there for several years. In 1972 he moved to California where he is now Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. My siblings include “Residues and Duality” (1966), “Foundations of Projective Geometry (1968), “Ample Subvarieties of Algebraic Varieties” (1970), and numerous research titles. My creator’s current research interest is the geometry of projective varieties and vector bundles. He has been a visiting professor at the College de France and at Kyoto University, where he gave lectures in French and in Japanese, respectively.

My creator is married to Edie Churchill, educator and psychotherapist, and has two human sons and one daughter. He has travelled widely, speaks several foreign languages, and is an experienced mountain climber. He is also an accomplished musician, playing flute, piano, and traditional Japanese music on the shakuhachi.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test

Via this blog.

Nerd ou geek ?

Après avoir débattu de cette question de nmobreuses fois, notamment avec oL j’ai décidé de savoir à quel point j’étais un nerd, à quel point un geek et si ‘lun plus que l’autre.

Du coup, je suis allé passer les tests idoines sur internet, dont voici les résultats:


NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

i am a geek (Mais à 18.15% de geekitude seulement1 )

Conclusion je suis visiblement un peu des deux, mais avec une préférence pour le nerd2 et sans doute une mention spéciale dans les deux catégories pour avoir fait ça un samedi soir…

Mais bon j’étais pas le seul concerné par la question et j’attends maintenant qu’oL se tape le test lui aussi.

  1. ce qui me classe à l’échelon le plus bas parmis les types assez stupides pour passer le test :) []
  2. je dois avouer que les questions du test de geekitude m’ont limite fait flipper []