Who Am I?

Quick facts

Name Evert Provoost
Currently residing in Berlaar, Belgium
Digital mail address evert <at> elecprog <dot> com (PGP)
Studying Mathematical Engineering
Editor of choice Emacs

Introduction

Mathematical Engineering student. Obsessed with computability, chaos, fluids, and science. Very occasionally makes generative art. Born at 366 ppm.

My name is Evert Provoost and I'm a Mathematical Engineering student at the KU Leuven.

Outside of my studies I have an interests in photography and typography. I also appear to have an uncanny ability to remember (mostly) useless facts...

I also maintain a few useful pages, mainly regarding computer science and applied mathematics, see res.elecprog.com.

Programming

Since my twelfth birthday I've accumulated varying levels of knowledge of a multitude of programming languages.

The ones I currently use and like the most are Julia, Rust, Fortran and Java. My texts and presentations are made using (La)TeX for which I also wrote a little package. Some of my most successful projects were in Go. I've also had some smaller projects in Ada, C, C++, Haskell and Prolog. One language that has caught my interest is Racket, learning a Lisp is thus also on my to-do list.

Scientific interests

I'm currently most interested in numerical analysis especially the simulation of fluids and plasmas. Other topics that get me excited are computability theory, nonlinear dynamics, complexity theory, logic and combinatorial algorithms. In general anything to do with applied mathematics and/or theoretical computer science will catch my attention.

Apart from these topics I also have a general interest in purer mathematics and physics.

I'm also always amazed by the discoveries in other fields such as linguistics, biology, economics, medicine... All have important results which we use daily to better the world.