## Kapil Hari Paranjape

Email: `<kapil AT SPAMFREE imsc DOT res DOT in>`

I have been at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences since September 1996. My work (and play here can be divided roughly into the areas:

A little more is explained below about each.

I know. Forget all that---here are the goodies.

I also have a collection of calendar entries.

### Mathematics

The primary area of Mathematics that I am interested in is Algebraic Geometry. More specifically, I have worked on problems in Algebraic Cycles and Riemann Surfaces or Algebraic Curves.

In addition, I have been interested in Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology and Cryptology. In general, anything to do with Geometry is fair game.

### Current Teaching Activities

Sarbeshwar Pal: guide

Umesh_Dubey: guide

Swagata Sarkar: monitoring committee

2009_Seminars: Some seminars I am planning for 2009.

Haskell_Course: Course on Functors, Monads and Haskell.

### Earlier Teaching Activities

AFS School Chennai 2006 My lectures were on the geometry of curves and surfaces in . I have some preliminary notes.

2008_Seminars: Some seminars from 2008.

### Computing

I use Debian GNU/Linux and maintain a few packages for the Debian project. The laptop that I use for most of my work runs Debian stable. My configuration is based on the following key packages:

icewm-lite: An X window manager with few frills.

screen: A window manager.

procmail+spamassassin: A mail delivery agent and a mail filtering agent to sort incoming mail into folders on the mail server. Here are some details about the success of this system.

mutt+unison+msmtp: A mail user agent, an directory synchronizer downloader and a mail uploader. I used to use offlineimap.

w3m+privoxy+polipo: A web browser with some daemons for web filtering and offline browsing.

irssi: A IRC program. (I don't use IRC much though.)

worklog: An activity tracker (that I often forget to update ;-)).

IMScVPN For accessing the IMSc network. I used to use ssh+tsocks.

elvis: A

`vi`clone.latex+tex4ht+beamer: For document preparation and presentation using Knuth's TeX at its base.

More details about the configuration used for each of these will be written up eventually!

Categories, If you please, Name some: