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I am interested in many areas of math including topology (point-set, algebraic), functional analysis, Banach spaces and algebras, real analysis, complex analysis, measures and distributions, group theory, rings, fields, Galois theory, number theory, graph theory, numeric analysis, special relativity, matrices, non-standard analysis, foundations of mathematics, logic, categories and probably some others I am not thinking about right now!

I love to question basic assumptions and also like to create new connections between different areas. I have been playing with math since I was about 4 years old (my father was a mathematician too) and also grew up playing with computers too.

My favorite math book right now is the Princeton Companion to Mathematics which contains hundreds of interesting articles and has given me many new insights into topics I thought I already knew. :-)

I have bachelor and masters degrees in math from Cambridge University. I started a software company a few years after that, which is still one of my sources of income. I have lived in UK, Holland, USA and now Permanently Traveling in South America. As part of the PT life I sold and gave away 95% of the contents of my house and stored the rest in 2011. I also sold my car. Less is more!

I have many other interests including language learning (currently Spanish!), dance, painting, improv, 2012 changes, honest communication, energy healing, teaching Kundalini yoga, EFT, gender, futurology, history (especially of WWI and WWII), alternative history, reading science fiction and mystery books. Just like in my math investigations I follow the joy!


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asked Examples of the Mathematical Red Herring principle
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answered Proof that a certain subset of the reals is not a ring
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answered Why would a calculator have base 5?
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answered Two people are looking for each other. Is it faster for both to actively search, or for one to search while the other stays still?
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answered Intuition for a real line vs. a “hyperreal line”
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answered Do groups, rings and fields have practical applications in CS? If so, what are some?
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answered Necessary or sufficient conditions for rationality of a limit of a sequence of rational numbers
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answered Fractional Derivative Implications/Meaning?
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answered How much Math do you REALLY do in your job?
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answered Show that $\mathbb{Q}$ is dense in the real numbers. (Using Supremum)
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answered Complete course of self-study
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asked Permutating dance partners with least distance moved
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answered Historical textbook on group theory/algebra
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answered What are some good math specific study habits?
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answered How to tell $i$ from $-i$?
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answered How to make notes when learning a new topic
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asked How can we find and categorize the subgroups of R?
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