Dr. Adam Nielsen from Berlin
I did my PhD in math. I was working in the field of medical drug design and published a bunch of scientific papers like The Monte Carlo errors, Markov state models and molecular alchemy and my best result Computing the nearest reversible Markov chain. You can find my PhD thesis on the projects section. During my studies I was teaching Linear Algebra and Analysis, and teaching was my favorite part at the University. Especially, because I was convinced that I am not good enough for being mathematician and then finding out that there is an explanation for everything and there is no need to be a genius.
I finished as best in class and received a scholarship from Berlin Mathematical School.
My core life project is a coaching website which currently has almost 10.000 active users. It is a project that I founded with my parents. It started when I was a teenager, simply because my father was convinced that I can create websites, because I knew how to press the "OK" button on windows dialogs. The website is build with Laravel/Vue/Tailwind. I maintain this page now over 20 years. After finishing my PhD in 2016, I decided to go all-in into web development to expand this life project. I am currently doing a full redesign of this page, as the current design is made from stone age.
The art of Math is asking the right questions. I feel that this is the same with web development. On StackOverflow, I have reached over 20k points with my profile. From my posts, 60% are questions. I have reached over 7.5 million people with my questions and answers. Especially with ChatGPT, I feel like the skill of asking the right questions has become more important then ever.
In my free time, I try to develop my skills in character design. Throw any book about character design in my direction and I probably feel the need to buy it.
My sister Lilli has an amazing retail store in the hip center of Berlin. Check it out at Pony Hütchen.