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Submitted by Robert Bailey
Being a research mathematician is, in some respects, the ultimate “ivory tower” profession: essentially, it involves being paid to sit in a room and think. But it’s not always that way: it’s a very international business, with researchers in one field being scattered in many countries across the world. So it is not all that surprising that, for a week in September, I got to travel to the Casa Matemática Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico.