# Burt Totaro

DPMMS, Cambridge University, Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge CB3 0WB, England

Office: (0)1223 337987. Fax: (0)1223 337920. Home: (0)1223 742362.

Department of Pure
Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

University of Cambridge

Blog: Geometry Bulletin Board (includes job listings of interest to geometers)

Institute for Advanced Study, special year on Topology of Algebraic Varieties, 2014-2015

Papers

#### Inside Cambridge

Classes

Algebraic geometry seminar

Places to stay in Cambridge

Cambridge buses arriving at Madingley Road in the next few minutes

#### Outside Cambridge

Compositio
Mathematica

The Manifold Atlas Project

He would often complain that Algebra (though of great use)
was too much admired, and so followed after, that it made men
not contemplate and consider so much the nature and power of
*Lines,*
which was a great hinderance to the Groweth of Geometrie; for that
though algebra did rarely well and quickly, and easily in right lines,
yet 'twould not *bite* in solid (I thinke) Geometrie.

John Aubrey

Q. Our cat, who is thirty-five, spends all of her time in bed.
She follows every move I make, and this is beginning to get to me.
She never seems sleepy nor particularly happy. Is there anything
I could give her? -- Miss L. McC.

A. There are no medicines which can safely be given to induce
felicity in a cat, but you might try lettuce, which is a soporific,
for the wakefulness. I would have to see the cat watching you to
tell whether anything could be done to divert her attention.

James Thurber