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 at the University of Oregon. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo before taking a gap year in Germany to learn the language and write a novel. Whether you’re here for Caligo, class material, or a coding project, you’re in the right place.

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