I just got back from Paris, where I participated in a summer school on high dimensional probability and algorithms. This was a cool school, with a course on mirror descent by Sébastien Bubeck and a course on applications of matrix sampling by Joel Tropp. I might even get to write about the mathematical content one day (ha!), in order to get a better understanding of what happened there. See the difference between this and the previous summer school I attended?
Anyway, today I’d like to share something else. I had only a tiny bit of free time to roam around Paris, during which I managed to snap some photos with my Incredible Super High-Res Powerhouse Vorpal Camera of the Zodiac (aka a 12 megapixel smartphone camera). Now presenting:
People of Paris: an Exhibition
Taking all these pictures requires extensive use of the subway system. These are filled with hurried, determined people, who do not give even a second glance to the tricolor hexagonal tiling Potts model instance decorating the walls:
Well, one can wish, anyway.