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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!
189 of my comments have received 191 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
Very good, I always think of Dylan
Posted on Sat, 05 Jun 2021
Very good, I always think of Dylan Thomas, do not go gentle into that good night, rage rage against the dying of the light.
But I like yours much more, peaceful, in general much more healthy I would say.
"The candle will stay cold...Read full comment
Posted in On The Death Of A Friend This Afternoon
Sobering, yes I also
Posted on Mon, 31 May 2021
Sobering, yes I also had a friend or two like that, a friend in need is a friend indeed. Your story is actually very good, overcoming adversity people can learn from you from me too. Also the social part always on the borders never really...Read full comment
Posted in Conformity
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....Read full comment
Posted in Footsteps on Mars