Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of the Holy Cross
My formal training is in differential geometry, the use of calculus to study curvature of space. Avocationally, I'm interested in complex systems and emergent behavior from culture to consciousness, and in conveying the beauty and power of mathematical thought to non-mathematicians.
Since 2007, I've written Free Software for creating high-quality mathematical diagrams and digitized dozens of public-domain mathematics, physics, and astronomy books for Project Gutenberg.
"Hwang" rhymes with "song".
Apr 04, 2020 06:42 am UTC| Health
In the U.S., scientists stress that the number of coronavirus cases has been growing exponentially. In ordinary speech, the term exponential usually means really fast. To mathematicians like myself, and to scientists...
Humans are the most populous large mammal on Earth today, and probably in all of geological history. This World Population Day, humans number in the vicinity of 7.5 to 7.6 billion individuals. Can the Earth support this...