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Mathematics

I really like mathematics. I've always been interested in it. I'm more analysis than algebra, though I certainly got a good dose of both learning the ways of quantum field theory. I reckon the fun starts at elliptic functions. I'm also hugely enthusiastic about geometric mechanics, though I'm not particularly good at it.

I love taking an idea and attacking it with Mathematica. Such projects in the past include
  • A program that turns an mp3 back into musical notation (work in progress!)
  • Mechanics of vibrations in space elevator tethers
  • A variant of nested sampling with genetic algorithm undertones
  • Modelling of alternative economic systems
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Atmospheric heat transfer for weather prediction using an optical thermometer
  • Mechanics of atmospheric re-entry
  • Mechanisms for single-stage return from Mars
  • A genetic algorithm to find optimal routes for the Hyperloop