Number of intercontinental moves: 1
Number of referee reports written: 6
Number of quick opinions written: Maybe 9 or 10?
Number of recommendation letters written: 6
Number of papers finished: 3
Percentage of those papers which use -categories: 100%
Do I understand -categories yet: of course not.
Number of papers accepted: 1
Number of papers rejected after a 20 month review process and a favorable referee report, on the basis of lazy and intellectually dishonest `additional’ quick opinions: 1
Will I ever submit to that journal again: I doubt it!
Number of conferences attended: 4
Number of conferences attended which served cakes decorated in gold leaf: 1
Coolest things I read carefully this year:
-DC’s amazing new approach to Poincare duality: why struggle to define a trace map when you can define a cotrace map with elegance and panache? See here, and also here.
-DHKM’s beautiful and creative use of the Fargues-Scholze technology to settle a bunch of notorious foundational questions about modular representations of p-adic groups.
-LM’s thesis. Brutal and overwhelming, in the best possible way.
-EGH’s notes on p-adic Langlands.
Did I get COVID this year: yes.
Pitchfork-style rating of my COVID experience: 4.3/10
Do I honestly feel, in this moment, like I had any good ideas this year: meh.
Research goals for 2023:
-learn about motivic sheaves.
-figure out how to `really’ picture the Drinfeld compactification of .
-formulate a precise categorical p-adic local Langlands conjecture.
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