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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    There has GOT to be a better photograph than that! Is there anyone here in Oxford? Can they go and get a picture for us?

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    Why do you think this is a bad photograph ? Presumably, you want to hide that not everybody followed the entire life the hollywood short hair cuts ?

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    Yeah, I must say the photo is old, by I found it pretty cool.

    What we should do at least, though, is put a time label to the picture. Allegedly this was taken 1982. I tried, but couldn't quite figure out how I can put text beneath the picture in the right column.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    I have no problem with wacky haircuts - I only wish I had enough hair to be able to have one! But it doesn't look all that much like him now. I don't particularly know why we have photographs on these pages, but if we do then I'd say that it should be so that if you meet them or have met them at a conference then you can link the real person to the n-lab page in your head.

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    • (edited Nov 30th 2009)
    You can try this picture if you insist on timing (the link is valid just for few months).
    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    Whereupon we get into the messy business of rights. At least with the picture from wikipedia we know it's okay to use it.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    Yes, but if you only use a link as before, then at least temporarily thing is OK. I myself prefer no photos in nlab, then the pages are lighter size for slow ouside/wireless usage.
    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorTobyBartels
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
    • (edited Dec 4th 2009)

    Re: ‘the messy business of rights’

    Well, no, in fact, the picture form Wikimedia is not free to use. One has to comply with the either the GNU or CC licences here, which we do not.

    At the very least, we ought to link these Wikimedia images back to the Wikimedia page. That is not technically sufficient, but it serves the purpose of showing people what their rights are.

    Edit: I have linked this one now, in an explanatory caption.

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorAndrew Stacey
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009

    I guess we ought to sort out the rights issue. I'll start a new discussion on it.

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2019

    for no particular reason, I ended up giving some substance to the section “Selected writings”

    diff, v8, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2019
    • (edited Oct 14th 2019)

    added pointer to

    on the homotopy type of the space of rational functions from the Riemann sphere to itself (related to the moduli space of monopoles in 3\mathbb{R}^3 and to the configuration space of points in 2\mathbb{R}^2)

    and added the reference also to these respective entries

    diff, v11, current

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