I am a 4th year grad student in GaTech. Working with Prof John Etnyre.
Interested in Low-dimensional Topology.
I enjoy trying to rethink basic facts that I learned some time ago, and attempting to express them in clear terms. Typically when I learned things from textbooks and classes, they seemed technical and complicated. Unless I go over and rethink them, my memory gradually decays, making unjustified simplifications and unfeasible shortcuts. I gain something by trying to rethink and express it, trying not to resort too much to citing authorities or my intangible belief system of what is well-known.
- ***William Thurston***