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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!
167 of my comments have received 169 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
There is the following situation
Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2020
There is the following situation, motor car hijackings and car robbery commonplace, every day. Let's say you come home from work at 2am you worked late. Streets dead quiet. Do you stop at the red robot (traffic light?) Do you? No. Technically it...Read full comment
Posted in 4 Way Stop
Someone you acknowedge just
Posted on Sun, 27 Sep 2020
Someone you acknowedge just in passing, just a nod perhaps, a "non-person". Yet he is actually one of the most important people, can you imagine how it would looked if no-one cleaned? A janitor they call him in his noble and selfless calling....Read full comment
Posted in Cleaner - County Building
Very nice Granny!
Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Very nice Granny! Kids learn contrasts and opposites, with rhymes to remember! This is how we learn and it's much better than TV and computers.
All the best, look after them to them belongs tomorrow! Tom Brown
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Posted in Kids’ Contrasts