Tombstone of various mathematicians

David Hilbert had

We must know.

We will know.

What do you want on your tombstone?.

Fun fact: I celebrated my 19 birthday last year by drawing a heptadecagon, which was what Gauss achieved in PROVING its conductibility  when he was 19.

I am always fascinated by how a mathematician like Gauss could create such significant mathematical advancement at such a young age. I mean, I barely pass my exams on ‘old’ mathematics in university at 19. ‘Genius’ is such a over-used word, but Gauss deserves that title.

It is probably too early for me to think about my tombstone, but I would love to have a mathematical theorem named after me and people I love (P.S. really hope I won’t die alone, so I can name it after my wife or kids. For the moment I am still single). And I would love a maths joke  on the stone as well.

First Blog

(A bit about myself)

I am a 2nd year undergraduate student in the University of Sydney. Since I started my Advanced Mathematics degree last year, I am really enjoying mathematics, and I really want to write down my thoughts and experiences along the way. 

I never used a blog before, and I am not even sure how to write a blog. So this blog will be a process of learning. 

I will put some articles/problems that I found interesting up here. Basically like a personal archive full of mathematical articles and maybe occasionally, something that is not mathematics. 

6 May 2013