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
  • I like the French bookshops of London
  • My favourite French verb is smurfer, to break-dance. Je voulais que vous smurfassiez dans la cuisine
L'Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960