School of Mathematics and Statistics
Victoria University of Wellington
Cotton Building, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, New Zealand
I am a lecturer in mathematics at the Victoria University of Wellington. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kurt Gödel Research Center, and prior to that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington. I did my graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin's math department under the supervision of Professor Steffen Lempp, and received my undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. My mathematical interests include pretty much everything, although my research is restricted to various branches of computability theory. In my free time, I enjoy video games, science fiction, brewing and learning various esoteric skills.
Swarthmore College, 2000-2004
B.A. in Mathematics, May 2004 (summa cum laude)
For a more specific list of mathematical and research interests, and publications, please see my research page.
I have had a number of requests for my brownie recipe. Here it is:
Preheat oven to 160℃ (320℉). Line pan with parchment or foil.
283 grams butter (1.25 cups)
2.5 cups sugar
1.75 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
0.5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I always use more)
1 cup flour
Put butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in large bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. This will probably take 2-3 minutes. Stir mixture until well combined, then let cool slightly so that it will not cook the eggs when you add them.
Stir in the vanilla, and then add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each. The batter will probably look separated after the first egg, but after the fourth it should be thick, shiny and well blended. Add the flour and mix very well. Spread the batter in the pan.
Bake approximately 20-25 minutes. Then remove from pan and let cool on rack.