Good news boys and girls, last month I was in Köln!
Technically, this event wasn't a conference. But I was asked to give a talk nevertheless. And yes, this is again one of those anachronistic posts, but whatever. I write my posts in advance, and it happens that given how many articles are in the pipeline, when this goes live, my talk will have happened already.
Anyway, I was invited to give a talk at the University of Cologne, as someone there used to be a fellow graduate student back when I was in Buffalo. Now he is a faculty member there, and he invited me to give a talk. I have 60 minutes, and therefore this is a major talk, as opposed to a conference talk, which is typically just about 15 to 20 minutes long.
What this means is that I can have quite the freedom I want with what I want to say. I was sketching my talk the other day, and it is quite ambitious. After all, I have the opportunity to tie together my overall research program, so to speak. I will be presenting results spanning a few years, back from when I was still in graduate school, to my time here in Berlin. It's a relatively long period, but somehow, I have a big picture. We'll see how this goes.