- Department: Mathematics & Statistics
- University: University of Houston
- Location: Texas
Personal details: Married with children, live in Houston, I am a math professor (teacher and researcher) by trade. I studied in Cambridge, England, and Edinburgh Scotland (where I got my Ph. D. in 1988). I've been in Houston pretty much since then. I was born in London, but was raised in South Africa. On this website I see most say something about their faith. I became a Christian while going through a really hard time, which caused me to examine what really matters in life. As a mathematician I have no problem approaching infinity, and basing my life's calculations on it. By training I know that opposing infinity is futile! "Seek good and not evil, that you may live". Some variant of Pascal's wager has enormous merit in my opinion. My beliefs are not novel in any way, but are classic, the kind that has remained unchanged over all the centuries. This presents quite challenge enough.
Hiking, camping, reading, spending time with my wife and family
Best advice I ever received
Find out who you are, and then don't forget it.
Pilgrims progress (arguably the first English novel and, according to a well known list published by theguardian.com, the best)
Rome (for coffee, ambiance and sights)
My latest accomplishment
Just adopted our third daughter from China. The picture above is from the adoption trip for our first daughter.