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My father was a motor-mechanic and my mother a librarian I am the eldest brother. We are South-African my roots lie in Pretoria and East-London. I have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics but people mostly know me as Mr Brown. The promoter for the PhD was Prof N Sauer (UP 2005) and the Master's supervisor Prof WK Bartoszek (Unisa 1997).
There have been formal advanced coursework and research in diverse areas including the following: Markov operators; stochastic processes; partial differential equations; semi-groups and double families of evolution operators.
The most admired famous mathematicians to me are Gauss, Riemann and Newton. Georg Cantor is very inspiring. Some favourite authors are Jules Verne, HG Wells and Jack London and poets, William Blake and Dylan Thomas. I like science fiction and fantasy movies my all time greatest are the Narnia stories and the Lord of the Rings.
The meal best enjoyed is a breakfast of bacon eggs on toast fried chips with fresh orange juice (as opposed to instant oats and banana bread). For leisure I like nature hikes, and to go fishing and preferably alone. I love dogs and especially Labradors and Maltese poodles.
Including other interests such as in languages and literature I am interested in sciences in general for instance amateur astronomy. The formal studies were well worthwhile but the plan is to concentrate on writing now and not esoteric but instead popular accessible work.
For the love of God and the fear of Mathematics!
159 of my comments have received 161 Great Feedback votes
No doubt inspired
Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020
No doubt inspired by Jules Verne's classic scifi novel 20,000 leagues under the sea. Also makes one think of Jacques C. and the research ship the Calypso.
Good work, original too! We are in, looking out, man and fish roles reversed! Who's...Read full comment
Posted in Here Be Dragons
My careers teacher banned me
Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020
My careers teacher banned me fro her classs for ever so I started packing my school case ans she said no I must wait for her to speak to the headmaster. This was just before the school final exam nothing came of it. Second-last period. We all...Read full comment
Posted in The Careers Teacher
It often happens
Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020
It often happens especially if you are too ambitious with the sizes when buying pants and instead of losing weight as hoped, you the pick up weight and this is the result. Or maybe hand-me-downs but those are usually too big.
Good luck!...Read full comment
Posted in The Boy with Tight Underpants