Tom Brown

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Tom Brown

Apart from studies in the natural sciences I am interested in languages and literature in general as well as religion. Lately I have been writing more popular general interest essays and also trying for a bit of balance with mathematics and while keeping things understandable for most people.

I am South-African born and bred. At high school I excelled in science and mathematics competitions and completed two years of mechanical engineering with very good results. That didn't work out due to ill health. I have had permanent teaching positions at Unisa and at Wits.

Graduating with an MSc under WK Bartoszek (Unisa 1997) and a PhD under N Sauer (Pretoria 2006) formal interests would be in abstract analysis: Markov operators and stochastic processes; vector valued Laplace transforms applied to semigroups and families of evolution equations (empathies). It has now been quite a while since I was academically active I don't have much published. The way things have developed was beyond my control and I am very isolated.

Favourite authors are Jules Verne, HG Wells and Jack London, Shakespeare and poets William Blake and Dylan Thomas. I like adventure, 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, and for supper an ox-tail stew. I like eating out romantic. For recreation nature hikes, camping and fishing, listening to good music and reading, classics mostly, and good movies. I love dogs my best one was a Maltese poodle Freddy. I love rain and lightning thunderstorms and rainbows. As well as writing and publishing here on Abctales.

God is in the details. God is in the timing.

My stories

The Nature of Time and Semigroups

We attempt to explain to a layman in a very basic way from a mathematics' viewpoint the concepts of a semigroup and later on a dynamical system, the...

Mamma

She worked for the education department for more than forty years. At the start it was mostly private companies and computer programming. These were...

Logic of Time Travel

Consistent with known science possibilities of non-contradictory time-travel are examined, speculating with ideas from history, logic and philosophy...

Mr P and Mr B

There I fell in love with his daughter but soon found him much more interesting company. Since my friends and those guys said he was a master “ 'n...
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Total Artificial Reality

There are already beginnings of crude attempts of “virtual reality”. With the advent of more and more powerful computing machines and video and sound...

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235 of my comments have received 240 Great Feedback votes

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Maybe I'll try!

Posted on Sat, 07 Sep 2019

Maybe I'll try! See you Richard!

Tom Brown

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Posted in Hush at Last

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International Youth Science Fortnight

Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019

Yes Rhiannon I attended the international youth science fortnight in London in 1983 I could attend because I had a top place in our National Science Olympiad. The next year I achieved an even higher place but was unable to attend again.

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A lovely sketch of sleep

Posted on Sat, 07 Sep 2019

A lovely sketch of sleep and peace, which I think in the end is what we all really long for.

Keep well Richard! Peaceful sleep, sweet sleep!

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Posted in Hush at Last

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Very appropriate Richard!

Posted on Sat, 31 Aug 2019

Very appropriate Richard! Today is Spring day down south!

1 September

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Posted in Wind at My Back

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Good. I will check them out.

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Good. I will check them out.

Goodnight!

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Posted in Trails

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You must have a lot

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2019

You must have a lot of patience Richard. Live and let live hey? Must be a calling caring for the elderly.

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Terrible

Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Terrible. Unstoppable. Inevitable. A very nice poem, in a nutshell!

All the best! Tom Brown

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The Amazon rainforests

Posted on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

The Amazon rainforests' wildlife you may stand a chance Luigi but you can forget about it's tribes. The western way of life the greed and yearning for comfort and ease is taking over everywhere. It seems unstoppable. As for the planting of trees...

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Posted in Mark My Words

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Excellent

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Excellent!

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Posted in A Loaf of Bread

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Beautiful except the ending

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Beautiful except the ending? Was it really meant so? An anticlamax. It is terrible.

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