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

On Empathy Theory

On the Thesis : The theory of integrated empathies, July 2005 The University of Pretoria The purpose of this essay The Publishers Abctales don't...

The Law of Averages

Fifty-Fifty A friend of ours has managed to simplify statistics and probability and distil it to its very essence. This man’s philosophy is that...

Musical Fountains

Lakeside Fountains that sway and bend dance and jump gaily to the music in every Christmas colour of light reflected on the water. The air festive...

Frogs in the milk

In great anticipation of exploring the farmyard Freddy and Timmy left the pond for the first time. Excitedly our two buddies were off on their...

Warra warra What-what

The most lamentable tragedy of a dude and a lighty. x Main Manne What Counts : Dude (Hell-driver); Lighty (Giggles) Speedcops : Koos (Van der Merwe...