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  • Philosophy and history student
  • Strong interest in science and mathematics - trying to teach myself about these subjects
  • Especially interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Specific interests:
    • Logic
    • History and philosophy of mathematics
    • History and philosophy of science
    • Science and its influence on society
    • Pseudo-sciences and their influence on society
    • Philosophy of religion and atheism
    • Teaching of mathematics and self-study techniques, including online teaching and MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses)
    • Certainty and uncertainty in human life
    • Gaia hypothesis, global brain, complexity, evolution, cognition,..
    • Game theory
    • Fundamental problems in computer science
    • Neuroethics

Dec
6
awarded  Yearling
May
13
awarded  Caucus
May
5
reviewed No Action Needed Algebraic analogue of maximum modulus principle applied to Riemann surface.
Feb
16
awarded  Custodian
Feb
16
reviewed No Action Needed Probability, Random points in rectangle
Feb
16
awarded  Informed
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Empirical distribution vs. the true one: How fast $KL( \hat{P}_n || Q)$ converges to $KL( P || Q)$?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Logic about systems?
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Complex analysis (periodic function)
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent A question on complex numbers
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Uniformization Theorem for compact surface
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Planar and non-planar graphs
Feb
5
reviewed Needs Improvement Congruence relationship used for primitive residue classes modulo n result
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Limit Computation of $(e^x+x)^{1/x}$ as $x$ approaches zero
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Compact linear operator from $L^p (\mathbb R)$ to $L^p (\mathbb R)$
Feb
5
awarded  Custodian
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent Find the coordinates of a point on a circle
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
22
comment Explaining what real math is to a high school student
I like your suggestions (I've read most of them), but it would be a great answer if you expanded a little on which arguments, exercises, analogies,... you would use for this specific purpose.
Jan
21
comment Explaining what real math is to a high school student
@RobertMastragostino I would say that a high school math class is usually about practising scales, but without knowing what they are nor what you can do with them; I'd say you are allowed to listen to songs, but you aren't allowed to play them yourself. I thought my high school math classe were often a very passive and 'blind' experience: we learned how to do something, but I didn't know what I was doing, nor what I could do with it (i.e. why I was doing it) and we definitely weren't encouraged to play around with it, which is essential to gain insight.