Most would have had a brush with the Pythagorean Theorem in school. Fermat's Theorem (technically a conjecture) is closely related and was not proven until only relatively recently. Nautilus delves into the story and explains the intriguing story behind Andrew Wiles' proof.
What to do when your party is interrupted by a bedraggled refugee?
analyses how the recounting of jokes differs on the two sides of the Atlantic
- Zeal IndustriesFounder, 2012 - present
- Novartis AGProject Manager, 2002 - 2011
I'm passionate about technology and started Zeal Industries to bring its benefits to other organisations. In the process, I caught the entrepreneurial bug and am working on commercialising a couple of concepts.
Outside of work, I'm a keen marathoner and sailor. It's a challenge to fit this in with work, but my goal is to run a sub-3:30 time. And one of these days, I'd like to circumnavigate New Zealand in a sailboat.
Travel is another one of my great loves. I had an early start when my parents took me across the Pacific, a babe in arms, when we emigrated to New Zealand from Hong Kong. Growing up on an island amidst vast expanses of ocean served only to nurture my curiosity for discovery.
More recently, I started to combine photography with evermore frequent visits to new cities. Travel and photography are naturally complementary: both demand that one re-assess ingrained assumptions. As a photographer, one must abandon old perspectives and be prepared to observe objectively; similarly, experiencing foreign cultures forces a fundamental evaluation of one's own.
The process of questioning long-held beliefs can be quite unsettling, yet in the final analysis, the rewards are much more valuable.
If any of this sounds interesting - or even if you think it's a load of bollocks - circle me, and let's talk.
Unless otherwise stated, the photos in my albums are my own. Please ask permission before using them.
- University of AucklandMathematics
- University of AucklandEconomics