Tom Brown

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Tom Brown

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!

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Falling in love

When a man and a woman fall in love Instructions STEPS Say a prayer 1. Say your final prayer 2. Mumble your last words 3. Put your head between your...

Religion and Covid

Of course sects' activities are rampant worldwide as a result of the pandemic. We have our share. It sounds as if there is a universal resurgence of...
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Jokes aside!

Wait! Shake-Shake! Shaky-shaky-shaky! Bubblegum-Milkshaky! - Did you see “Kissing Frogs” by Prince Cha Ming? - Great Expectations Have you read “To...

Covid Optimism

South Africa Freedom Day Today we celebrate the freedom of our young rainbow nation and our beautiful land and give thanks and gratitude in prayer...
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A little challenge

A problem from my post of Infinite Series, find the sum as just a simple formula (a rational function) of: 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 + ... + 1/n²

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184 of my comments have received 186 Great Feedback votes

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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...

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Posted in Here Be Dragons

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it's good to be young

Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014

It's good to be young and insane.

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Posted in Mental Illness

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Albert Einstein said knowledge

Posted on Sat, 01 May 2021

Albert Einstein said knowledge can take you anywhere in this world. And imagination can take you anywhere.

Good poem Rhiannnon very well written! Tom Brown

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Posted in Roaming the world, and beyond

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Sounds wonderful Paul

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2021

Sounds wonderful Paul I wonder if we'll see the day! The immediate future is much more bleak but more sure. Closer to home.

The Moon, in her pale desolate beauty, cold and dead, that is very close hold your breath, a colony on the moon....

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Posted in Footsteps on Mars

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Beautiful tribute

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Beautiful tribute. All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in I Lost A Neighbor And A Friend

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Is it really as bad as that?

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Shadows and Silence. Is it really as bad as that? Do you know the poem of William Blake, The Garden of Love?

Cheers Mark keep well! Tom Brown

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Posted in Shadows and Silence

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True

Posted on Sat, 03 Apr 2021

True

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Posted in Time

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The Touchstone Mark

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

The Touchstone Mark, that is then the Cross?

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Posted in I've Wandered Too Far From The Touchstone

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The artwork picture reminds me

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

The artwork picture reminds me of those airbrush posters that we had on the bedroom walls those days. And the poem too I know exactly how it feels "I do want pity and empathy, and guilt and sympathy, even though I have said that I do not"....

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Posted in June

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You know your

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

You know your story you did your research hey Paul? (Apart from the myths?) but as given your facts actually look quite in order but the geometry is actually very simple pencil and paper. As is a lot of geography.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in Vernal Equinox

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