You can only be truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money the goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. All the other tangible rewards will come as a result.


—Maya Angelou

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.


—Charles Darwin

I hate algebra.


—John Conway

Reading, Writing, and Proving

My name is Cruz Godar, and I’m a graduate student in the mathematics department at the University of Oregon. I spend some of my free time writing novels and short stories and building high-performance web apps for making fractals and related objects. Along with the materials for the classes I teach, all of that’s hosted on this site. Whether you’re here for novels, notes, or Nova fractals, you’re in the right place.

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