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Friday, March 18, 2005
 
Sidneyfest

Sidney Coleman is one of my heroes, too. So you should go read Jacques Distler's liveblogging of the mini-conference being held in Sidney's honor.

Sidney was not my thesis advisor (that was George Field, another hero), but he was on my dissertation committee. I had arguably the briefest defense in the history of Harvard's astronomy department. Bill Press asked all of the questions, and Sidney answered all of them, while I stood there politely. Eventually Bill gave up and they awarded me my degree.

I spent a lot of time in Sidney's office, and he was always ready to answer questions. This little recognition is long overdue.

Update: LuboŇ° also has a report, with pictures. Also Peter Woit, Serkan Cabi, and David Guarrera.

 
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