Well, that’s it! I have just finished teaching the last class of this quarter. The rest of my lecture notes for the class are here. I covered less than what I had originally intended. The last sets of notes are sketches of the ideas of holomorphy and basic aspects of supersymmetric vacua, plus some basic intro to the (softly broken) minimal supersymmetric standard model. So after getting five extra minutes of free time to celebrate the end of the quarter, there is all the rest of the backlog of work that I have to plow through.
I’m going to be nice to the readers and restrict my rant to my research (the rest would take some considerable extra rant).
I’ve also upgraded a whole lot of software that broke down when I upgraded the system last year and that I was not using. Now I needed it again, and I am happily running the codes again.
Now that all of that is working again, I also have to finish those four to five or maybe even six, seven or eight papers I’ve been working on that have also been derailed over the course of the last few months (again, blame the teaching). I’ve stopped counting how many stalled projects there are.