In case my readers wonder, I have started my sabbatical in Paris, which explains the sudden silence while I got my feet on the ground. I'll be reporting on whatever activity on quantitative finance that I happen to come across during my stay here. But since Paris is pretty empty in the summer, I have nothing to report so far.
Talking about reports, I am keeping busy by writing the final report for the thematic program, a version of which might appear as a front-end article in Quantitative Finance.
I'll have more to say about it when it is ready, but for now I'll leave you with the view from my desk at my apartment: