I returned from my visit to Kenyon College today. Friends and colleagues know why the trip was difficult for me. Kenyon College has been a special place for me since 1999. Unfortunately it now represents a place of broken promises and betrayal. What helped me considerably was the warm reception I received upon meeting up with former colleagues. It was great chatting with old friends again. I also enjoyed meeting new people and spending a few minutes discussing my research with Kenyon’s bright physics majors. I had fun giving my talk. The photo below shows me a couple minutes before my talk began (click on the image for a larger view). Pizza helped attract a few extra students!
The chalkboard shows some belated Halloween math I used to entertain people before I got introduced. Nothing like a little mathematical nonsense to lighten an audience!