About Me

Hi, I’m Jon: an undergraduate student and researcher in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London, where my primary interests lie in theoretical physics (particularly astrophysics, cosmology, and elementary particle theory). I am especially enthusiastic about the application of elegant mathematical techniques to fundamental questions in physics, but I also harbour a passion for the exposition of mathematics and science to the general public.

However, I am easily distractible, and never quite got the hang of the whole ‘specialisation’ thing, so I also cultivate tangential academic interests within:

  • Pure mathematics (complex analysis, fractal geometry, and group theory);
  • Philosophy (ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science, religion, mind, and mathematics);
  • Complexity theory, nonlinear dynamics, and chaotic systems;
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computational linguistics;
  • Formal logic, the foundations of mathematics, and the theory of computation;
  • Algorithmics (especially graph theory!);
  • Psychology and cognitive neuroscience;
  • Evolutionary biology;

plus plenty of other things. Some of my most recent academicĀ talks can be found here, whilst a selected list of my recent academic publications can be found here.