This blog primarily exists for two reasons:
- I want to share my joy in math and science in an accessible way. Both require a great deal of technical background to really understand…but I think that we as mathematicians and scientists should put greater effort into making our passions as comprehensible as possible. I mean, we are funded largely because the human race wants to know things—in a sense, we’re the Coyote Petersons of the unseen universe (he gets attacked by various animals and insects, we have to try to explain why we should get money to drink coffee and stick electrodes in rat brains…), so we owe it to other humans to document our findings in both formal and digestible ways. I’ve been introduced to a lot of concepts that would have made wayyy more sense if explained well the first time (although to be fair, a lot of stuff is just weird, and it simply won’t make sense at first. I’m looking at you, Tribal Tech).
- Secondly, teaching helps me to learn and internalize, and a blog is a great way for me to consolidate my thoughts. Hopefully, this can benefit more than me, but if not, oh well. You’ll get to discover some awesome science, music, and coffee, so yeah, that’ll be nice.
A caveat—I’m new to this stuff. By “stuff”, I mean pretty much everything. I’m young and learning. So your feedback is appreciated—hopefully, we’ll all learn something in the process.
Food: This week, I made pork barbacoa tacos with cilantro cabbage slaw, classic salsa, and blueberry lime-infused water.