miscellaneous items

  • I defeated the noted operator-theorist Gilles Pisier in a fly-swatting competition at Banach Algebras ’95
  • My favourite aquatic fowl is the duck
  • My signature dish is butter chicken: It is so good that it makes girls cry
  • My favourite French verb is smurfer: to break-dance
L'Avventura
L'Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960