This is not me. However, our attitudes towards the Hawaiian beach, where we found ourselves due to a combination of waves and currents of both the ocean and life, coincide.

Research

My area of mathematical activity is Number Theory.
More specifically, I study the p-adic aspects
of the theory of
Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves and associated
L-functions. This area of Number Theory takes its roots in the classical analytic theory of elliptic and
modular functions. Its modern development has been motivated by deep conjectures, such as the
conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer. Recently it found impressive applications in
the area of modern cryptography and information technology.
My research involves a substantial amount
of computer calculations.
The students willing
to learn exciting mathematics and at the same time become
trained in contemporary technology are welcome to participate!
I am proud to acknowledge that my research is currently supported by Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant.
Graduate students are encouraged to join my class and to take part in this research.

From my general policies:

I am bad at keeping any math confidential. Being a child, I got impressed by
"It is unspeakable to cover a theorem, one may only discover one!",
in Hugo Steinhaus, "What is and what is not Mathematics".

Those who are interested in more advanced subjects may have a look at
an extended version of my lecture on
continued fractions,
which I gave on an occasion at Lehigh University.

I am running
Hanf Competition. This is a mathematical problem-solving contest for undergraduate students.
Students enrolled in my classes may, at any time during the semester, solve a problem from the list.
I do appreciate that, and promise to increase the grade by at least 15% for a correct solution of any of these problems.
That it simply because I consider the problem solving skills highly relevant to mathematics.