Monday, October 15, 2012

And now for something completely different: Ngo Bau Chau at the Fields Institute

I'm taking a break from all economics/finance/accounting-related activities (blogging included) tonight to attend the opening ceremony for the inaugural Fields Medal Symposium, which celebrates the work of a recent Fields medalist each year, right here at the Fields Institute.

This year's symposium is dedicated to Ngo Bao Chau and you can watch his public lecture from 7:00pm onwards by following the link provided in the website above (his lecture will actually start a bit later, after the ceremonial speeches by a string of dignitaries, but if you tune in at 7:00 you can catch a glimpse of yours truly, sitting beside Ngo on the second row of the theatre and looking totally starstruck).


  1. It was certainly different, but in a very good way. Ngô Bảo Châu makes it seem all so easy, he mentioned in an interview that the Fundamental Lemma was simply of a parametrized form a + b = c! It was a matter of verifying a, b, c, and a + b.

    Thanks also for everything Matheus, it was a truly wonderful event!

  2. I caught the lecture by Ngô Bảo Châu as well, and he does seem to have a nice way of explaining concepts.