B.S. 1986 (Mathematics), Caltech
Ph.D. 1993 (Mathematics), U.C. Berkeley
- My contact information.
- New(-ish)! My blog, The Humanist Seminarian.
- My writing and creative work:
- A site, manypoints.org,
devoted to keeping track of the most current results about
the maximum number of rational points on a genus-g
curve over Fq.
- My wife Isabella Furth's professional web page for her business as a writer, editor, researcher, and designer.
- Useful math links.
- A very old page of miscellaneous links.
- The Nearly Anacrophonic Phonetic Alphabet — NAPA for short —
provides a better way of making it clear what letter of the alphabet you're talking about.
The standard NATO phonetic alphabet (alfa for A, bravo for B, and so on) completely ignores
the basic principle of anacrophony. The NAPA uses it as much as possible. Now when I spell out my
name over the phone to a customer service agent
I say “H as in heir, O as in oneing, W as in wrest, E as in ewe.”
- New! Speaking of phonetic alphabets, here is a new way to communicate digits
over a noisy communications channel. As opposed to the NAPA, this phonetic digit
system is perhaps actually useful. Featured in Atlas Obscura!