Category: Memories

These are my stories about my life and my love of mathematics. Sometimes heart breaking and sometimes hopeful. Always about healing math traumas.

Exploring Alan Turing’s Fascination with Flowers

This is going to be a simple post for Valentine’s Day. I’ve been doing research into Alan Turing’s work in mathematical biology. I found his work on animal patterns interesting for sure. I think one of those questions we is how the Leopard got its spots. Turing had an answer for that. Yet, what I […]

A Reflection on the Tenth Anniversary of Numberphile

Trigger Warning: Abuse Ten Years of Numberphile Numberphile just reached its tenth anniversary on November 11th, 2021. I can’t believe that I’ve been watching this show for close to a decade. I wasn’t there at the beginning. I didn’t catch on to it until 2012 and officially became a fan after watching the 12-12-12 video […]

My Exciting Trips to London and the Solemn Knowledge I Earned

Today I want to focus on my recent trips to London. They represent some of the most significant moments of my life. I am grateful that I’ve had the means to visit other countries.

For the past few years, I’ve been working on research around writing a biography of G.H. Hardy. Hardy is a far cry from the socially awkward and shy man he appears as in anecdotes. When I look at his actions, his writing, his friendships… I can only think of him warmly.

The Role of Creative Play in Mathematics

Some recent events triggered a depressive episode. For the past week, I’ve been feeling helpless and overwhelmed. I admit that I started losing some hope that things would improve. Luckily, I had a math dream! I think it was my brain’s way of cheering me up.

What Math Anxiety Feels Like

Recently, I’ve read some excellent articles that cover math anxiety. They have me reflecting on my own childhood. I remember this time vividly, due to the trauma I experienced. Even as an adult, it is difficult to leave the painful experiences behind.

A Love of Mathematics Born From Failure

It wasn’t always clear that I would pursue mathematics with such vigor. In High school, I had a different pursuit. Over the course of four years, I prepared myself for the day that I would enter college. I would be a physics student with a concentration in astronomy. I was shook as an 11-year-old reading […]