A mathematician’s year in Japan

  • J. D. Hamkins, A Mathematician’s Year in Japan, author-published, via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2015. (ASIN:B00U618LM2, 156 pages, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U618LM2)  
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Years ago, when I was still a junior professor, I had the pleasure to live for a year in Japan, working as a research fellow at Kobe University. During that formative year, I recorded brief moments of my Japanese experience, and every two weeks or so—this was well before the current blogging era—I sent my descriptive missives by email to friends back home. I have now collected together those vignettes of my life in Japan, each a morsel of my experience. The book is now out!


A Mathematician's Year in Japan, by Joel David Hamkins, available on Amazon Kindle BooksA Mathematician’s Year in Japan
Joel David Hamkins

Glimpse into the life of a professor of logic as he fumbles his way through Japan.

A Mathematician’s Year in Japan is a lighthearted, though at times emotional account of how one mathematician finds himself in a place where everything seems unfamiliar, except his beloved research on the nature of infinity, yet even with that he experiences a crisis.

Available on Amazon $4.49.

Please be so kind as to write a review there.
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Kobe University, JSPS Fellowship, 1998

An elegant meal in KobeI held a JSPS Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the Graduate School of Kobe University, in Kobe, Japan, from January to December, 1998.  I was a part of the Kobe University Logic Group, and Philip Welch served as my official mentor at that time.  Jörg Brendle started in Kobe at very nearly the same time.