## About me

I’m a PhD student in mathematics, formerly at CUNY Graduate Center in New York, now at Queen Mary University in London. My supervisor is Prof. Peter Cameron; I am currently researching graph and matroid polynomials, but have wide mathematical interests; specifically anything algebro-combinatorial.

When not doing maths (or putting off doing maths by writing a blog about doing maths) I like to cook, make sourdough bread, run, walk, attempt to make wine from things I forage whilst walking and running, and generally appreciate nature. Before mathematics I studied music, and I still play the piano as often as possible.

A couple of years ago I also set up a small company called Trung Dong Coffee Co., selling Vietnamese coffee. If you haven’t tried Vietnamese coffee (especially Trung Nguyen) then I can’t recommend it highly enough! Unfortunately running a business has recently turned out not to be very compatible with an academic lifestyle (people apparently prefer their coffee-sellers to be in the same country as them most of the time), so this has recently been put on hold.

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Hi Adam,

My name is Kinman, I am Fiona’s former colleague

at SwissRe.

I have a “OK” undergraduate background in pure math(real and complex analysis, abstract and linear algebra, number theory).

I would like to know more about Automorphic Forms.

I know it is an advanced topic that is not for my level…

I am wondering if you can recommend me some textbooks to the subject? I mean, if I want to learn more about Automorphic Forms, how should I approach?

Thanks

Kinman

Hi Kinman,

Good to hear from you…and glad that you are thinking of taking up mathematics again.

I’m afraid I’m the wrong person to ask about automorphic forms though! You’re right – it is quite an advanced topic, and has connections with complex analysis, number theory, group theory, topology….. My suggestion is to post a question on Math Overflow, asking what books people would recommend. There are a lot of well-respected mathematicians on that site, and there will certainly be a few who are experts in the subject.

Good luck!

Thanks Adam. All the best to you.

Dear Sir,

My name is Rahul Sharma.I am from India pursuing my Bachelor in Engineering in IT branch.I am currently working on a project “TO CONVERT MUSICAL NOTES INTO MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSIONS AND THEN USE IT TO ENCRYPTION OF THE DATA”.

I would like to get deeper insight on the mechanism of encryption.kindly suggest me some books or if possible a person who can guide me for the same.

Thanking you.

With Regards,

Rahul Sharma

rahul_9b71@yahoo.com

Hi Rahul,

That sounds pretty fascinating! Although surely encryption is more usefully done with random patterns? Anyway I’m sorry: I’m afraid that I don’t actually know very much about many of the things I write about! And that includes any kind of encryption. Good luck with your degree.

Adam.

Adam!

I have really enjoyed reading all of your blogs….where have you been the last few months? Keep up the great work!

Rob

Thanks Rob! Your comment has inspired me to keep writing!

Hi Adam,

Your blog is fantastic, i really enjoy to read all your articles on this blog.

I am a physics student in Portugal, still in second year, but i love maths and all it’s wonders, pretty sure i will post-graduate in mathematics.

Keep up the good work.

greetings,

Laila

Thanks Laila! Unfortunately I haven’t exactly been diligent about updating it recently…but comments like yours help no end. I highly recommend studying maths, I think you will find it a lot neater and more satisfying than physics.