Archive for July 9, 2016

Ghent for MaxEnt

Posted in Biographical, Politics with tags , , , on July 9, 2016 by telescoper

Just a quick post to mark the fact that I’ve arrived in the fine city of Ghent for the forthcoming MaxEnt 2016 (Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering). The trip from Brighton was pleasant and disruption-free (Thameslink from Brighton to St Pancras, Eurostar t0 Brussels, and local train to Ghent, all components of which journey were on time).  In fact I travelled from London with a British contingent of the conference: John Skilling, Steve Gull and Anton Garrett (a regular commenter on this blog). We got here in time for dinner al fresco in a square near my hotel overlooked by an interesting local landmark:

Ghent

 

My Flemish isn’t marvellous but I translate the words at the top of the building as Socialist Workers’ Party, although it does seem a rather grandiose building for that!

Anyway, I hope to be able to do a bit of Bayesian blogging from Belgium while I’m here, during the next week. The meeting itself starts tomorrow..

 

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