This year, I’ve been involved in interesting discussions about the relations between argumentation, explainability and dialogues. Who knows, the ideas discussed during these sessions may lead to some contributions on this topic :)

This conducted me to some research on the genealogy project, to discover that Pierre Marquis and Sylvie Coste-Marquis (my other two supervisors) were both supervised by Jean-Paul Haton, and unfortunately there is no information regarding his academic ancestors, so I cannot go further in the past from him. But Ramon already had some information about his genealogic tree, and so, of course, mine!

The details are here, but I can still give some interesting information about my most famous ancestors:

- Michel Chasles (1793-1880), known for Chasles’ theorem,
- Siméon Denis Poisson (1781-1840), known for the Poisson distribution,
- Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736-1813), known for variational calculus,
- Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749-1827), known for the Laplace transform and Laplace’s equation,
- Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), known for some many contributions in mathematics that I won’t make a list,
- Jean le Rond d’Alembert (1717-1783), known for d’Alembert’s formula and the Encyclopédie,
- Johann Bernoulli (1667-1748), known for Bernoulli’s rule and the Sophomore’s dream,
- Jacob Bernoulli (1655-1705) known for Bernoulli differential equation.

Probably various stuff about my teaching and my research. Maybe some conference memories. Interesting things about science, programming, etc. Or interesting things in general. Probably written in English in general, maybe in French sometimes (especially if some things are intended to be useful for my students). But don’t expect much from this blog, it’s really an experiment for me, and I’m not really sure that I will actually take some time to write here. Maybe I will simply not have interesting things to write.

Wait and see! (or maybe don’t see anything…)

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