Some of Allen's life to date

Born October 24, 1969, 1:58 AM.

Positions

  • Fall 1996, The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley.
  • 1997-1999 Brandeis University outside Boston, on an NSF Postdoc.
  • July 1999-present: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at U. C. Berkeley.

    Schooling

  • 1969-1975 Streets of New York City.
  • 1975-1982 Bank Street.
  • 1982-1986 Stuyvesant.
  • 1986-1988, 1989-1991 Caltech.
  • Fall 1988 New York University.
  • Spring 1989 Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.
  • 1991-1992 U. C. Santa Cruz.
  • 1992-1994, 1995- Princeton.
  • 1994-1996 MIT.
  • Juggling conventions

  • 1988: L.A. Valley College mini-festival (day)
  • 1989: IJA fest in Baltimore (week)
  • 1989: Catalina Jugglers' Jam (weekend)
  • 1990: IJA fest in LA (week)
  • 1991: IJA fest in St. Louis (week)
  • 1991: Lodi (weekend)
  • 1993: IJA fest in Fargo (week)
  • 1993: First Scottish Juggling Festival, in Stirling (weekend)
  • 1993: European Juggling Festival, in Leeds (week)
  • 1993: Philadelphia mini-convention (weekend)
  • 1994: IJA Winter Fest in Las Vegas (week)
  • 1994: IJA fest in Burlington (week)
  • 1995: MIT Juggling Club 20th Anniversary Convention
  • 1995 European tour
  • Dutch Juggling Convention in Nijmegen, May 19-21
  • Cannes Ecole du Cirque, June 2-5
  • Swiss National Convention
  • Kirchlengern poolside convention
  • European Juggling Festival, in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1996: 2nd annual MIT Juggling Club 20th Anniversary Convention
  • 1996 European tour
  • Les Roubadours in Foljuif, France
  • Swiss National Convention, in Arosa
  • Les Carroz
  • European Juggling Festival, in Grenoble, France
  • 1997: Isla Vista, Pittsburgh, Yale
  • 1998: Dutch National Convention, in Veldhoven
  • 1999: Swiss convention in Olten, Portland convention at Reed
  • 2000: Portland convention at Reed
  • 2001: Portland convention at Reed
  • Math conferences

  • 1992: TQFTs, CFTs, and quantum groups (Mt. Holyoke)
  • 1993: Quantum Topology (Kansas State)
  • 1993: International Topology Conference (U. Ga., Athens, Georgia,)
  • 1994: Symplectic geometry (Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, England)
  • 1995: Symplectic geometry (MIT)
  • 1996: Symplectic topology and low-dimensional topology (Ascona)
  • 1996: Quantification et multiplicites (Luminy)
  • 1997: AMS Regional Conference (Montreal)
  • 1998: Park City conference in Representation Theory
  • 1999:
  • Geometry, Analysis and Physics (Obernai)
  • Symplectic Geometry (Lisbon)
  • Symplectic Geometry (Ascona)
  • Horn's conjecture (Coimbra)
  • The Moore Instructorship (MIT) upcoming
  • Representation Theory (Ascona) upcoming
  • Ballroom dance competitions

  • 1997: Harvard, in newcomer foxtrot and swing, one callback apiece
  • Other traveling

  • 1970: Western Europe, en route to the ICM.
  • 1974,5: Carribean, Grand Tetons. (This is a bit hazy.)
  • 1977: Iceland.
  • 1983: Italy.
  • 1985: England, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Germany, Italy, France.
  • 1989: Spring break: Yugoslavia. Istanbul one weekend. And I went to Asia for lunch.
  • 1991,2: Central and northern California. (Also Caltech and the Bay Area in most of the next several years.)
  • 1991,2: Mexico, including Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Tzintzuntzan, and a bunch of other places, particularly to see the eclipse in '91.
  • 1993: Edinburgh and York, on my way to a juggling convention. Also drove cross-country (or rather, was driven).
  • 1994: Boulder, for ScurveFest '94.
  • 1994: Edinburgh again and Oxford, on my way to a conference. (Here are some memorable quotes from that trip.)
  • 1995: In addition to the five countries mentioned under juggling, I went to Hungary and England.
  • 1996: January, hitting the lecture circuit in California (SF, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, LA, speaking at UCSC, UCR, and Caltech). Summer: France, Switzerland, Holland.
  • 1997: The usual, a spring California romp (missing the 3 ft snowfall on April Fools') and not one but two trips to Switzerland. Rather bad planning, really.
  • 1998: Japan in January, hitting the Bay Area on the way back. Then May's annual pilgrimage to Geneva.
  • 1999: Lots of Europe this summer. Month each in Geneva and Lausanne, with side trips mentioned under juggling and math, also to Murren. Stopped in Boston to ship my stuff, then cruised on the Black Sea to Athens, Istanbul, Nessebur, Odessa, and Yalta, finally seeing my second full eclipse.
  • 2001: Honeymooned in Australia.
  • Plans

  • Finish my siteswap book
  • Buy a house with a high ceiling