Introducing Javier Joya

I am an Applied Mathematics major with a concentration in Information Science.  I have always been fascinating with Mathematics because unlike other fields of study, you either know it or you don’t.  I am planning to attend grad school and potentially become a researcher at BNL (Brookhaven National Labs).  The proofs sections were the most interesting building blocks of MAT2440.  Towards the end of the course, the topics were pretty boring.  Honestly, I do not know what I would or hoping to get out of this course.  I am taking it because it counts as an elective for me but the topics, according to the syllabus, are of no interest.  Enough with the negativity, I love Jet skiing, Sky diving, Hiking and more importantly, being a greasy monkey:  I enjoy learning, troubleshooting and fixing engines.

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1 Response to Introducing Javier Joya

  1. Kate Poirier says:

    Hi Javier. If you liked the proofs part of 2440 best, then mathematics is definitely the right field for you! You either know it or you don’t; it’s either true or it’s not…I like the certainty too. Hopefully there’ll be something in 2540 that ends up appealing to you too.

    By the way, it’s interesting that you’re attracted to proofs and to those extreme hobbies. I have a number of mathematician friends who are also into intense physical activities, so I’ve suspected that there’s a nontrivial correlation between the two…that there’s something about the personalities that are attracted to abstract math that also makes them attracted to these types of activities…so thanks for providing me with another data point that supports my hypothesis!

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