Before switching to journalism I studied first physics and then aerospace engineering, graduating with a Ph.D. from Stanford in 2013. My longest piece of written work is still my thesis, “A Hybrid Adjoint Approach for Systems of Arbitrarily Complex Partial Differential Equations.” It develops a computational approach combining two methods that can be used to determine how the lift or drag of an airplane changes with its shape.

Most visitors to this website probably won’t attempt to read all 200-pages, but I wanted to include my thesisĀ here. And for anyone daring enough to try, your reward is a handful of amusing quotes interspersed among the equations!