José Figueroa-O'Farrill

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I am a mathematical physicist at the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the School of Mathematics of The University of Edinburgh, in sunny Scotland. I am a founding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group and regular contributor to its blog.


Mar
11
comment `\pounds` misbehaving with the `eulervm` package even in T1 encoding
One question: why do you recommend utf8 instead of utf8x? I must admit I forgot why I made that choice when I thought about that problem.
Mar
11
comment `\pounds` misbehaving with the `eulervm` package even in T1 encoding
Thanks. I am undecided about leaving the £ outside of math mode. I tend to agree that they detract from the maths, yet at the same the currency is a system of units and just as in physics formulae, the units are often part of the equation.
Mar
11
comment `\pounds` misbehaving with the `eulervm` package even in T1 encoding
In the meantime I'm putting the £ outside math-mode, so it's not as if this is critical, but I would like to know the answer.
Mar
11
asked `\pounds` misbehaving with the `eulervm` package even in T1 encoding
Feb
28
comment Changing the font for “alert” in beamer
Many thanks! I didn't think to look in the code :(
Feb
28
accepted Changing the font for “alert” in beamer
Feb
28
asked Changing the font for “alert” in beamer
Jan
19
asked epsdice does not respect beamer overlay with \setbeamercovered{dynamic}
Dec
23
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
18
accepted How to determine the true size of a font?
Nov
18
accepted Footnotes in tables?
Nov
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
27
awarded  Yearling
May
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
5
awarded  Announcer
Aug
28
comment In TexLive 2009, 'tlmgr' tells me there are 'no updates available' for months now. Really?
If I may answer my own question... I just came across a thread in the tex-live mailing list which seems to suggest that TeXLive 2010 pretest is also frozen prior to release.
Aug
28
comment In TexLive 2009, 'tlmgr' tells me there are 'no updates available' for months now. Really?
I'm running a pretest version of TeXLive 2010, but I also find with tlmgr (and what I believe to be a correct repository) that no updates are available. Is this also the expected behaviour?
Aug
25
comment \colon for maps in opposite direction
Yes, I understand and agree that there is a semantic distinction. Alas, I find $f:A\to B$ much easier to parse (in the source) than $f\colon A \to B$, not to mention easier to type. So will not be using \colon any time soon :(
Aug
25
comment \colon for maps in opposite direction
Why is \colon preferred over :? I just checked a random sample of books in my office and the overwhelming majority uses the symmetrical spacing of :. The exceptions (among the 15 or so books I checked) are Atiyah-MacDonald, Besse and Kobayashi-Nomizu. I have to admit that I never sat down to think about this before.