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About me

Gender Male
Industry Science
Occupation Professor of Mathematics
Location Los Angeles, California
Introduction I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. Previously, I was Professor of Nonlinear and Complex Systems in the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford. I was also a Tutorial Fellow in Somerville College. I am also a die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. See my website for more information about me. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter (@masonporter), though I'm much easier to stalk by other means. If you want power law or Zachary Karate Club swag, take a look at my Power Law Shop. I am also involved with the Legends of Caltech movie and co-edited Legends of Caltech III.
Interests baseball, games of all kinds (RPGs, etc), writing, fantasy, sci-fi, sarcasm, extending adolescence beyond all previous limits
Favorite Movies Spaceballs, Real Genius, Pink Panther series, State & Main, Legends of Caltech, others I'm forgetting
Favorite Music new wave (Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, etc.), Tarzan Boy (of course), The Ride
Favorite Books Dragonlance books by Weis/Hickman, James Clavell novels (Shogun, Noble House, etc), Hitchhiker's Guide series, etc.

How tall would you be if you had never cut your fingernails?

I'd have the same height, but my fractal dimension would be larger.