I just got unofficial news about the standings in the admission test for the INFN research position.
After the final, oral examination, these are the standings:
Name titles written test scores subtotal oral total
(/50) (/60) (/60) (/170) (/80) (/250)
1. Dorigo 46 43 56 145 78 223
2-22 others 151.5 - 219.5
I should not, but I cannot help feeling proud about this... True, I should have won a position such as the one I am winning here three or four years ago, as far as my experience goes. But the situation of research in Italy is not rosy, particularly thanks to the lousy government we have had since 2001. Forza Prodi!