Oliver Knill
The thesis, old interests as well as publication and preprints and seminar page or the last chapter in my probability book illustrate earlier work in ergodic and spectral theory. Having always done what is now called "experimental mathematics" (initially got hooked with additive number theory), I have a passion for mathematical problems in computer science, with discrete structures, geometry or probability. Always having been fascinated by almost periodicity, (like packings, fluids, operators, walks, matrices,cellular automata), or Dirichlet series. A particular question on Birkhoff sums or the Birkhoff sum of the cotangent function. A couple of years ago, playing with polyhedra led to a paper in graph theory which continues to interest me. Teaching got me interested also in pedagogical questions, especially in web pedagogy and the use of technology in teaching. I love movies, especially if they contain math. About history: here [PDF] is a course developed and ran first in the spring of 2010 and is now taught for the 8th time. See fall 2016.

Some work highlights: Here are some highlights of un-published work (most of it is not even submitted once as persuing ideas currently has priority). This is ordered according my personal current preferences:

Oliver Knill, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. SciCenter 432 Tel: (617) 495 5549, Email: knill@math.harvard.edu (us this, no Canvas messaging please) Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Linkedin Scholar Harvard Google plus Ello Webcam, Fall 2016 office hours: Mon-Fri 4-5 PM and by appointment.