Hello, my name is Jakub Marian, and I was born in Prague (in the Czech Republic) in 1989. I have finished my bachelor studies of mathematics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague. I am currently studying a master’s programme at the Berlin Mathematical School. My interests can be divided into three categories; science (not only mathematics, but also nutritional and cognitive science), art (with a broad range of interests), and linguistics, in particular applied linguistics.
My mathematical interests include mainly differential geometry (in connection with stochastics) and foundations of mathematics. I am also a vegetarian and you can read why on the section about vegetarianism (which provides a scientific discussion of the most important points). Furthermore, I am interested in cognitive science, because I want to increase my cognitive abilities as much as possible to be able to pursue all my activities in the limited time I have.
My artistic interests consist mostly of music, juggling, and earlier also photography and web design. I designed a novel string instrument (which I call M-Stick) that is capable of playing a bass line together with an electric guitar part and has a fine mellow tone (see the image below).
With this instrument, I am trying to explore possibilities of improvisation using a specific contrapuntal technique. As for juggling, I am capable of juggling five balls, and I developed a juggling notation which I hope could create a possibility of writing “juggling compositions” in a manner analogous to music.
My linguistic interests are altogether practical; I try to learn as many languages as I can. Currently, I speak quite fluently Czech, English, and German and would be able to communicate in several Slavic and Romance languages. I am also interested in the way language influences our way of thinking.