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Master's student in Florence, Italy, currently on an ERASMUS program at FU Berlin. My main interest is Algebraic Topology. I wrote my bachelor degree project on Morse Theory. Here are some of my favourite quotes:

  • "To ask the right question is harder than to answer it." - Georg Cantor

  • "Reductio ad absurdum, which Euclid loved so much, is one of a mathematician's finest weapons. It is a far finer gambit than any chess gambit: a chess player may offer the sacrifice of a pawn or even a piece, but a mathematician offers the game." (G. H. Hardy)

  • "We say that a proof is beautiful when it gives away the secret of the theorem, when it leads us to perceive the inevitability of the statement being proved." (Giancarlo Rota)

  • "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." (Alfréd Rényi)

  • "Mathematicians may turn coffee into theorems, but with an american coffee the most you'll get out of me is a lemma." (a Professor at my university)

  • A topologist is someone who can't tell his ass from a hole in the ground, but can tell his ass from two holes in the ground.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
3
accepted How to get Itemize not to skip the first line
May
3
comment How to get Itemize not to skip the first line
I was about to edit my question with the MWE, but you beat me to it! This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you very much.
May
3
comment How to get Itemize not to skip the first line
Sure, thanks for pointing it out. Here it is. I added the itemize environment myself, it wasn't part of the original template.
May
3
asked How to get Itemize not to skip the first line
Mar
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
14
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
2
comment A large “#” symbol
@AndrewSwann Thanks! This is what I was looking for. You may close the question as a duplicate now... sorry I didn´t spot it myself.
Jun
2
asked A large “#” symbol
Feb
8
accepted Numbering of subsections in the appendix
Feb
8
comment Numbering of subsections in the appendix
Yes, thank you very much! Great strategy using \section{Appendix}, hadn't thought of it. Theorem numbering works fine as well. Upvoted and accepted :)
Feb
8
comment Numbering of subsections in the appendix
@Corentin no not really, I'm really only interested in numbering in subsections, since that's pretty much the only section level I want to use (\section being the level of the appendix itself). I would like to keep using the \appendix environment though, since I want theorems numbered with letters. The reason for all this is that sections would be too bulky in relation to their length, and to the length of sections in the main body of my thesis.
Feb
8
comment Numbering of subsections in the appendix
@Corentin yes I'm using article as a documentclass. The default seems to be that sections, not subsections, are numbered with letters. Subsections are numbered A1, A2... where A is the section. If I omit the section (which I would want to be the appendix itself) all I get is subsections numbered .1, .2, ...
Feb
8
revised Numbering of subsections in the appendix
added 112 characters in body
Feb
8
asked Numbering of subsections in the appendix
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
comment Move QED symbol to the left, i.e. at the end of the sentence
@henrique But I tried \leavevmode and it works, while ommitting it or \unskip altogether doesn't.
Jan
4
accepted Forcing math mode to be on the same line
Jan
4
comment Forcing math mode to be on the same line
Thanks, your recommended preamble commands combined with the sloppy command look like a good solution.