I want this T-shirt, but I'll probably get this one.
I seldom quote celebrities, but here's a line I have to share:
"I absolutely adore movies. Even bad ones. I don't like pretentious ones, but a good bad movie, you must admit, is great."
(Roddy McDowall, 1928-1998)
16 Colchester Ave., Room 304
Fall office hours: Wednesday, 3:30-4:30, Thursday 1:30-2:30, and by appointment.
Do the natural numbers add up to -1/12, as this video claims? I wonder.
Have you ever wondered why UVM has so many vice-presidents? It's the Flying T!
Anyone for IBB? Anyone? Somebody?
Signs of the imminent onset.Math 20 B Class Page
Research interests: Fourier
analysis, particularly Littlewood-Paley theory, and mostly the weighted
Applications: signal processing (kind of), the Schroedinger operator (kind of). [This is really a classic example of begging the question, because now one must ask: What are those good for?]
Did you ever hear the one about the wavelet who got run over by a Hilbert transform?
For a selection of reasonably recent papers (and my CV), click here.
Assorted Non-Mathematical stuff.
"John Lennon is Dead" ; a short story (approximately 5700 words). In PDF
"Procrustes Stretched"; an Ayn Rand Parody. In PDF
Three (slightly outdated) theories about the Millennium Problem (Y2K).
Soliloquy : a teleplay (in PDF) for Deep Space Nine---unsold, alas.
"Departed Quantity"; a short story (approximately 6000 words). In PDF
"The Celestial Guardians"; a short story (approximately 4500 words). In PDF
``After returning from Japan''; a short-short (312 words) excerpted from the Japan memoir (see below). In PDF
A short story, ``Command Peformance'' (approximately 6000 words), about Callisthenes (the nephew of Aristotle), who traveled with the army of Alexander the Great. In PDF
A Japan Memoir (approximately 16,500 words). In PDF
Danny DeVito, playing James Bond, introduces himself.
Click here for the infamous Titanic SNL sketch.
Join Thousand Points of Light, the unofficial Peggy Noonan fan club. Click here for a fine picture of The Lady.
Twelve paranormal meditations. (Not a piano piece by Messiaen.)
A deep thought.
Liturgical Drama: Four New Yorker cartoons.
Sites you never knew existed (guaranteed
`What did you call that park again?'
`Who was the guy who played that guy in that movie? You know? The one with the thing?'
A few favorite poems (none of which I wrote---alas) [in ASCII].
Department of Mathematics & Statistics