Just before the Winter break, I’ve been traveling in Sweden and the Netherlands. In Linköping, I gave a 3-hr lecture on the stability of large ecological systems for the 6th Swedish Meeting in Mathematics in Biology. It was a great experience, and it was so nice to get to see my former postdoc Anna Eklöf and spend some time with her and her family.
In the Netherlands, I was part of a workshop on Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Ecology at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. This is a great place for workshops, and I think I will organize one in the near future!
I am at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. I am teaching about 60 students from all over the world (really from all over, not only from Europe and North America) my class on scientific computing. It is really great to interact with these students, plus, this is the view from my room! (not to mention the excellent coffee)