Michael Wester

``That may be true,'' he acknowledged, ``but it's completely accurate, and as long as the answer is right, who cares if the question is wrong? If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself.''
-- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Location: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA

My favorite mathematical expression.
My favorite mathematical picture: the level curves of the 3D surface of
    z = sin(x + y) sin(x - y) / tan-1(x2 - y) = (cos y2 - cos x2) / tan-1(x2 - y),
   which I denote "the lobo function" as it resembles the University of New Mexico mascot.
Some photographs that I have taken.
A photo of me in Four Windows Lava Tube, El Malpais, New Mexico
   (taken by Kenneth Ingham)--the silvery flecks are the microbe actinomycetes.
A photo of me "jawboning" in Raleigh, North Carolina (taken by Eugenio Roanes-Lozano).
What is a Ph.D. worth? The answer I learned in St. Kitts!
The meaning of life, the universe and everything.
My vita (for those that care about that kind of thing).




Links that I find interesting. (WARNING: There are many of them!)