I was on the phone, and there was a knock on my door. I mumbled something and in came the dean. “Oh, I see that you’re busy, I’ll come back later.”
I had a busy summer.
In August my family and I moved from Lehavim to Rosh Pina. In September my family grew: my daughter Sarah was born two days before the (Hebrew) new year. There is a lot of excitement and happiness around this, but this blog is not the place to expand.
What I do want to expand about is that today (October 1) my new appointment at the Department of Math at the Technion officially begins (of course this is only official because my baby is still very fresh and I am at home right now). This is a great place to work in, and I am very grateful for my good fortune, but it means, sadly, that as of today I no longer work in the Department of Math at Ben-Gurion University.
From September 2011 to September 2014 BGU was my academic home (and a little more), and I was very proud to be a member of the Math Department there. Unfortunately, for family reasons we decided to move to the north of the country, and it did not make sense to stay there (and so I applied for a job at the Technion, which I was very fortunate to get). I will miss my friends at BGU, the excellent students, the great colleagues, the vibrant seminars and the wonderful staff very much. I will also miss the Negev, Beer-Sheva and Lehavim.