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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.


May
25
comment How to include concluding remarks in my paper
@egreg They really should go at the end, because they explicitly refer to things that came up throughout the whole text.
May
25
asked How to include concluding remarks in my paper
May
23
accepted a couple of questions on xy-pic
May
23
comment a couple of questions on xy-pic
Thanks, this is what I was looking for! I hadn't thought of adjusting the interrow and intercolumn spacing.
May
23
asked a couple of questions on xy-pic
May
3
awarded  Scholar
May
3
accepted Multiple aligning symbols
May
3
comment Multiple aligning symbols
@egreg Thanks :D I didn't paste the part of code I was working on because it is quite long, and what I wanted to achieve is really similar to the numerical example I wrote. Basically I wanted to write a list, aligning each element of the list vertically, and expanding each one into a series of equations. If I just used align, and & for the = signs then the elements of the list (in this case 1, 4, 7) wouldn't be aligned any more.
May
3
comment Multiple aligning symbols
@PeterGrill Yes, thank you! I guess alignat is what I was looking for. Does anybody know where to find documentations for this environment (I still don't quite understand it from the example).
May
3
comment Multiple aligning symbols
I had heard of alignat but it doesn't seem to have multiple symbols and I also couldn't find the documentation. If someone answers the question using alignat to show me how to write my (stupid) example I would be very grateful :D
May
3
awarded  Student
May
3
asked Multiple aligning symbols
Feb
10
awarded  Supporter
Jan
24
awarded  Editor