"Sometimes it's so hard to find what it is I'm trying to say. People might think you can turn creativity on and off, but its not like that. It just kinda comes out: a mash up of all these things you collect in your mind. You never know when it's gonna happen. But when it does, it's like magic. It's just that simple. And it's just that hard."
I am a mathematician, doing research primarily in the fields of
algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry. I am an assistant professor at Grinnell College.