Where are all the gays in math (and science)?? WE MATHEMATICIANS NEED LOVE TOO!

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    Feb 20, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Eh, it's true.

    Friends, Boyfriends, SexFriends, eFriends, n-Friends lol.

    It would just be nice if I could find someone that doesn't find it odd that I actually find pleasure in evaluating integrals or flipping through a math textbook for fun.I have looked for undergrad math associations, but it seems all the math organizations out there are far beyond my current undergraduate understanding. (Just in case you're wondering: The Math Club at my college... doesn't exist.)

    I'm always coming across engineers, comp sci's, physicists, etc, in my math classes. They all have to learn math just like we do, but they do it as a means to an end - as an application, not as their sole interest. I appreciate them because they give me further insight into the use of my studies - that advanced math is both practical and abstract. I'm sure I'll meet more pure math majors as I take the upper-level undergrad courses (currently in Multi-Var Calculus/Calc 3).

    However, I've only come across one gay person who is a pure math graduate student. He wasn't attracted to me nor did he want a friendship with me... so that died very quickly.

    It would be awesome if I could meet other math majors that were fitness inclined too... that like starting my selection pool at 5 deviations from the norm -- yes I'm talkin a reall small pool to choose from (lol).

    Even more awesome if there were an Adam4Adam for math majors lol.

    I'd love to date or befriend more gays in the math/science. It would be nicer if I could find another pure-math major who shared a mutual attraction with me... it just seems impossible to find....

    As for non-math majors, I don't expect anyone to fall in love with Riemann Sums, I just ask that they appreciate my craft as I appreciate theirs. That's not too much to ask... is it?
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    LOL, I actually like this "me too" post most.
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    Feb 20, 2010 8:29 PM GMT

    Math is cool. It doesn't trap you. You can get in and you can get out.

    To get in , 1+1 = 2. To get out, 2 = 1+1. Do that again and again and again until you explode into irrational numbers!

    Gosh, it's getting warm in here. Bill, open a window, would you?

    -Doug .
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    Feb 20, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    best course I ever took was on Conformal Mapping.
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    I'm just a few classes away from being able to graduate as a math major, and if you've only taken multivariable calculus then you've got a long way to go. Nothing against you, but math sucks. I'm glad though that whenever I need some math done for my work and I dont want to do it myself, then I can just take it to one of you guys and get it done.

    You might even find that you dont like it once you get further. I know that happened to a lot of my math major friends.
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    Matlab! =)
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    lolz....another "im gay so give me some love" thread
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Maths is Fun!

    This semester, I'm doing these courses at uni!

    Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Coding and Cryptography, Abstract Algebra and Number Theory.

    Woohoo for maths!
  • calibro

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    Feb 20, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    well baby, I'd love to be the antiderivative to your function that way I can be tangent to all your curves icon_biggrin.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 20, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    Heh, you are aware that there are quite a number of us scientists scattered across this site, right? Pure math is rarer, but natural science and engineering are well represented on RealJock. A good number of such guys can be found on, say, this thread. The fact that we've got guys like DiverScience, ChemGuy79, DCEric, and Sedative means that you've got at least one hot gay guy with a strong knowledge of science pretty much no matter how your physical tastes run.
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Hey now, don't slander the physicists and biologists as using math ony as a means to an end. Personally my interests in science/math stuff is constantly shifting and while practically I couldn't make a career our of math (I don't want to do industry stuff and don't particularly have the capability to become a theorist) I always make sure my studies involve some form of mathematical theorizing or computational modeling of some sort.

    My favorite math game to play is to create infinity out of nothing:

    0 = { }
    1 = {0} = {{ }}
    2 = {0,1} = {0, {0}} = {{ }, {{ }}}
    3 = {0,1,2} = {0, {0}, {0, {0}}} = {{ }, {{ }}, {{ }, {{ }}}}

    etc etc.

    Ok ok I realize some semantics games are being played in this too, but that makes it more fun icon_smile.gif

    Weeeeee, infinity built on empty sets!

    Plus, a lot of the 'biology' stuff I do is to study information processing and manipulation, which is very 'mathy' but doing it on specific interesting examples that manifest in biology makes it easier to wrap your head around, since you have concrete examples.
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Guys with mad Math, Science, Tech Programming or with the predilection for logic problems are ALWAYS bumped to the top of my "come hither" list.
    ...you just have to live with my sieve like memory and confusion over adding/multiplying/dividing letters... I still don't understand why that's necessary.
    *hmmmf*
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    calibro saidwell baby, I'd love to be the antiderivative to your function that way I can be tangent to all your curves icon_biggrin.gif


    Wouldn't this make you the AREA under all of his curves?
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    HA. These topics are great. I'm a cancer-surviving mathematician. Who woulda thought there'd be forums designed exactly for me?
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    Feb 20, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    I minored in math. I loved it!
  • stevendust

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    Feb 20, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    Let's not allow ourselves to forget some of our most common friends in our early schooling: iFriends. icon_biggrin.gif
  • valhalla73

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    Feb 20, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    I'll admit it. I have a Master's degree in Math. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Last week I read a 20 page 'simple' description of Gödel's incompleteness theorems. I thought my head was going to explode. By the time I got to the end of the paper, I think I began to understand the first sentence of the entire paper.

    I've got to start doing more work in this area.

    Love math, but don't have enough formal training in it. When it comes to more general science (biology, technology, etc.) I'm good. Reading science books is my favorite reading material.
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    Sorry, I must confess that as a chemist, math is just a means to an end for me.

    Now then
    hot + mathematician = hot^2
    go figure.
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    calling Dr.Tim, Dr.Tim!
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    Math? What about architects? They need love too, but with the hours it'd have to be ordered in.icon_cool.gif
  • calibro

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    Feb 21, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    Rune said
    calibro saidwell baby, I'd love to be the antiderivative to your function that way I can be tangent to all your curves icon_biggrin.gif


    Wouldn't this make you the AREA under all of his curves?


    haha, oops, i mean the regular derivative.
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    Yo! Master's work in Aquatic Biology here. Loved it!
    Save The Wetlands!!
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    they were going to offer a calculus of microbiology at my school but they canceled it icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 21, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Mathematics teacher and professor here!