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July through September, 2016

Home, Mostly

Professor Jean-Loup Baer and Gary

Having arrived back home mid-July from a month in France followed by a few days in Amsterdam, we spent most of this quarter in and around home.

The one significant trip we took was to attend a surprise 80th birthday party for Gary's PhD advisor, Jean-Loup Baer. Gary was Jean-Loup's first PhD student, and it is difficult for them to forget each other's birthday as they were born exactly 10 years and one day apart. Gary makes up a new story for each of these occasions to explain how Jean-Loup came to be his advisor; this year the story was that, as the most junior faculty member at the time, Jean-Loup had the last choice of advisees.

In dressing for this party, Gary made a guess regarding what Jean-Loup would wear and tried to approximate it:

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