they go out to a volcanic island in the Atlantic, everybody takes off their normal professional clothes, and they run around having fun, guzzling cocktails of speculation.
sounds OK to me
That is not really correct. There was really serious and profound stuff there. I thought you would spot some of them. But I will point out two of them:
http://www.fqxi.org/data/documents/Girelli Azores Talk.pdf
http://www.fqxi.org/data/documents/Oriti Azores Talk.pdf
There are many others, but this is something you have to do :bigrin:
You have a point about Dan Oriti's talk, and maybe also about Florian's.
I will guess that Daniele's Azores talk is the same one that he gives tomorrow in Beijing (7 August, invited plenary session). It is a serious well-prepared presentation of something he has taken the lead in developing.
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