And the results are in…I got out of the exam less than a half hour ago. I passed! Whee, I’m now officially a PhD Candidate. I should be able to resume posting next week, once I’ve finished recovering and done some reading.

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Rigorous trivialities is a web log about mathematics, but especially geometry, broadly construed. Contributors will be Charles Siegel, Jim Stankewicz and occasionally Matt Deland. Charles specializes in algebraic geometry, topology and mathematical physics. Jim specializes in arithmetic algebraic geometry. Matt has transitioned from algebraic geometry to work in industry.

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Congratulations!

Yes, congratulations.

Awesome! My prelim is tomorrow, so why I’m reading blogs right now is beyond me…??

Congratulations.

Congratulations mate!

Congratulations.

Nice job Charles. Congratulations. It feels so nice, right?

Congrats!

Congratulations!

Congrats!

congrats charlie

Well done!