New Job, excuses for not posting

This is just a quick note to say I've been travelling a lot recently (to Japan to visit the IPMU and to Seattle for Christmas) and have also been very busy with job application stuff.

I've accepted an exciting new postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study near Princeton, starting in the fall.  Also, this Wed I am scheduled to interview for a faculty position at U Chicago.  We'll see if any of the planes are actually going there on Tuesday.   "Winter Storm Ion" is apparently going to provide the Windy City with the coldest temperatures in 20 years.  I went to the Sports Authority to get some cold-weather gear so I don't die.

I'm hoping to get back to blogging later this month.

About Aron Wall

I am a postdoctoral researcher studying quantum gravity and black hole thermodynamics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before that, I read Great Books at St. John's College (Santa Fe), got my physics Ph.D. from U Maryland, and did my first postdoc at UC Santa Barbara.
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5 Responses to New Job, excuses for not posting

  1. Luke says:

    congrats!! exciting and well-deserved developments :)

  2. g says:

    Exciting indeed. Congratulations!

  3. Aron Wall says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Luke & g.

    In fact, I spent today flying from Santa Barbara to Phoenix, and then back to Santa Barbara again because all the flights to Chicago were cancelled! They're going to try to reschedule my job interviews for Tuesday next week...

  4. WF says:

    Hope the interviews went well! Blogs are patient things; they tend to be there when you get back.

    Take care & God bless

  5. Aron Wall says:

    Thanks WF, for the encouragement.

    The interviews just consisted of casaul, one-on-one chats with lots of different professors about physics, either my research or theirs. I think that things went fairly well, but presumably the other 2 or 3 candidates are also impressive, or they wouldn't be on the shortlist for U Chicago. I feel very honored just to be on the shortlist. Now all I have to do is wait until March or April to find out the result!

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