Archive for France

run in the parc [#3]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , on April 15, 2015 by xi'an

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run in the parc [#2]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2015 by xi'an

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run in the parc [#1]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on April 13, 2015 by xi'an

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a mad afternoon!

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2015 by xi'an

An insanely exciting final day and end to the 2015 Six Nations tournament! on the first game of the afternoon, Wales beat Italy in Rome by a sound 20-61!, turning them into likely champions. But then, right after, Ireland won against Scotland 10-40! In mythical Murrayfield. A feat that made them winners unless England won over France in Twickenham by at least 26 points. Which did not happen, in a completely demented rugby game, a game of antology where England dominated but France was much more inspired (if as messy as usual) than in the past games and fought fair and well, managing to loose 35-55 and hence block English victory of the Six Nations. Which can be considered as a victory of sorts…! Absolutely brilliant ending.

Professor position at ENSAE, on the Paris Saclay campus

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by xi'an

There is an opening at the Statistics School ENSAE for a Statistics associate or full professor position, starting on September 2015. Currently located on the South-West boundary of Paris, the school is soon to move to the mega-campus of Paris Saclay, near École Polytechnique, along with a dozen other schools. See this description of the position. The deadline is very close, March 23!

a Nice talk

Posted in Books, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2015 by xi'an

Today, I give a talk on our testing paper in Nice, in a workshop run in connection with our Calibration ANR grant:

The slides are directly extracted from the paper but it still took me quite a while to translate the paper into those, during the early hours of our Czech break this week.

One added perk of travelling to Nice is the flight there, as it parallels the entire French Alps, a terrific view in nice weather!

another ultimate argument

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2015 by xi'an

Yet another astounding argument by Gérard Longuet, who showed on France Inter last night on a debate about the Minsk agreement  that his perspective on history was as unusual as his views on genetics:

“En fait, il y a deux pays qui ont envahi la Russie, c’est la France et l’Allemagne…”

[Translation: In fact, there are only two countries that invaded Russia, France and Germany]. Missing the Polish-Moscovite War of 1605-1618 and the Swedish invasion of Russia in 1708-1709…

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