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Introduction: James K. Alcala

edited July 2018 in Chat

Hello!

I'm James K. Alcala, about to begin my graduate studies in mathematics this fall at UCR. I recently completed a B.S. in pure math from UCR, so I'm happy to be returning to familiar territory. Right now, the topics I enjoy learning are analysis (real and complex) and some applied math, which I think is why I'm here: the more I hear about category theory, why it exists, and how it's being applied today, the more I want to learn about it. A little over a year ago, I worked on a project supervised by Dr. Fernando López-García, now of Cal Poly Pomona, studying the optimal constant of the Poincaré inequality on convex subsets of Euclidean space with respect to the \(L^{2}\) metric. I was able to give a talk in once of Dr. Michel Lapidus' seminars focusing on the proof in the 1D and 2D cases. While my background is primarily mathematical, I also spent a year as an English major who intended to minor in math, so I enjoy critical reading and humanities-type work, as well.

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  • 1.

    Great ..for sure you will enjoy it, best

    Comment Source:Great ..for sure you will enjoy it, best
  • 2.

    Hi, James! Glad to have you here! There's a lot going on in applied category theory, and a lot of it is brand new.

    By the way, LaTeX (or more precisely MathJax) is a bit funny here, you wrote

    \\(L^{2})\\

    but you need to write

    \\(L^{2}\\)

    to get things to work: \(L^{2}\).

    Comment Source:Hi, James! Glad to have you here! There's a lot going on in applied category theory, and a lot of it is brand new. By the way, LaTeX (or more precisely MathJax) is a bit funny here, you wrote `\\(L^{2})\\` but you need to write `\\(L^{2}\\)` to get things to work: \\(L^{2}\\).
  • 3.

    Thanks Dr. Baez, fixing it now!

    Comment Source:Thanks Dr. Baez, fixing it now!
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