Ich habe auch Philosophie und Musik gern.
Meine deutsche Vokabeln ist nicht so gross, aber naja, man soll meine Englische "Self-Summary" lesen.
I am an applied mathematician, currently studying at UC Berkeley. I sing. Mostly musical theatre and opera. I record as well but that tends to be a different sort of music. I'm also a very mediocre composer.
I'm highly interested in learning processes in understanding mathematics and programming. I'm hopeful that my research will lead to results that will outlive me, for that is the only immortality available to me.
I write about the mentally ill and their perspectives to discourage stereotypes and encourage mutual understanding. I am bipolar and I am stable, so I'm not writing about some nebulous "other", I am writing from my own experience. I write at http://thoughtsunthinkable.wordpress.com and www.ihaveamentalillness.com. I am working on starting a podcast on the subject but just haven't gotten myself together for that yet.
I am Curious, Contemplative, and Confused
Graduated and applying to grad school.
I hope to always have new things to learn and a constant stream of ideas coming at me. I never want to quit intellectually, nothing could bore me more than to be without intellectual inspiration.
I may at some point perform in the opera at an amateur level (and who knows, perhaps eventually professionally). I would be equally interested in performing in musical theatre.
Occasionally my short term memory issues will show up. This generally happens if there is a moderate amount of time between talk and speak, or an interruption in a long sentence or just an ungodly long sentence. I'll just have to ask what exactly I was talking about before, and sometimes that will work.
Currently Reading: Rabies A Cultural History of a Disease
Academic Books that brought great enjoyment (or semiacademic): "Mindstorms" and "The Child's Machine" by Seymour Papert, "On Killing" by Dave Grossman, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" Oliver Sacks
math, computer science, algorithms and math and science education policy
How to defeat math-phobia and programming-phobia in K-12 students. I also work at finding out what process is invoked when kids learn, or get confused. From that I hope to build computer tools to help kids learn and minimize confusion, which I believe will lead to more enjoyment and more people learning (failing in any subject can induce a bias...)
I like when I get a chance to have an interesting conversation about something I know very little about, gives me some new stuff to think about.