Sharing the things I learned, the books I read, the people who inspired me, and the thoughts that might take a chance for a better future.

Immersed in the performance of pianist Professor Henry, I learned about Chopin’s life and the profound way music connects us across time and space.

I sat down with Dr. Wogu, a lecturer and researcher in Nigeria, learning about her work and the current state of neuroscience research in Africa.

Inspired by Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, whose pioneering work unveiled the intricate mechanisms of ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis.

This was a humbling experience, as I had the opportunity to meet my mentor’s mentor.

Great Talks and Writings

A Letter on What Problems to Solve, by Richard P. Feynman

A Mathematician’s Lament, by Paul Lockhart

You and Your Research, by Richard Hamming

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

How to Do Great Work, by Paul Graham

The End of the Beginning, by Robert L. Sinsheimer

By Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

As a scientist reveals the surprising benefits of a good night’s sleep, you’ll never think of your bed in the same way.

This book challenges perceptions with concrete data, unveiling the truth about our world’s progress and inviting a more hopeful perspective.

The final book from Stephen Hawking addresses some of our universe’s most fundamental questions from a uniquely humanist perspective.

This is a book I read, re-read, and plan to un-read.

Since Euler’s solution on the Seven Bridges problem, mathematical graph theory has become a useful tool in various fields, including neuroscience.

“We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.”

John Archibald Wheeler

Theoretical Physicist