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Harish Narayanan
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Attends edX and Coursera
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The human side of science.
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TIL that my life's goal already exists.
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A few moments from our wedding in November!
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Very special moments!
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Nearly stumbled on this question in an 8.01x homework.

Mind blown when my paper prediction (which I didn't believe) matched reality.

Bullet Block Experiment
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I'm taking Walter Lewin's mechanics class this term on edX alongside a bunch of high schoolers. It's awesome, and no, physics isn't always intuitive.
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Another scalding account of how today's grant-driven, publication-count-heavy academia does not offer the leisure needed for deep, innovative thought.

And, a bonus in case you missed it from last December:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/06/peter-higgs-boson-academic-system

Gotta love outspoken Nobel laureates!
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So I guess the only question to my scientist friends is this: Are you an "observational" or a "historical" scientist?
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Anyone interested in collaborating on an interactive web version of Trefethen's coffee table book of PDEs?

The thought makes me giddy with excitement.
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Cool. Will chat once I return from India.
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Cute, but still no testable hypothesis.

Science is more than witchcraft with labcoats.
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replace "witchcraft" with "literary criticism" and you have a comprehensive explanation of the culture that birthed String Theory.
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You don't need another computer to administer. You need seamless access to powerful tools when you're pondering important questions.

You don't need another paper behind a journal's paywall. You need a way to easily share your science with everyone.

Computational science is hard. I'm building thinkbot to make things easier.
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Work
Occupation
Computational Scientist and Web Developer
Skills
Mathematical Modeling, Scientific Computing, Web Development
Employment
  • Edgefolio
    Co-founder and CTO, 2013 - present
  • Mechanics Academy and thinkbot
    Founder and Project Lead, 2012 - present
  • Simula Research Laboratory
    Post-doctoral Fellow, 2008 - 2012
  • University of Michigan
    Research Assistant, 2002 - 2008
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London
Previously
Oslo - Cambridge - Ann Arbor - Madras - Muscat
Story
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Academic turned technologist
Introduction
I am a trained computational scientist who now creates delightful web apps.

You can find out much more about me on my personal website!
Bragging rights
Survived a joint doctorate degree from two departments
Education
  • edX and Coursera
    Web Development and User-Experience Design, 2012 - present
  • University of Michigan
    Applied Mechanics and Scientific Computing, 2002 - 2007
  • University of Madras
    Mechanical Engineering, 1998 - 2002