## About me:

Hi there! I’m a second-year math Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interest is mathematical logic, which is concerned with philosophical foundations of mathematics, and even of reason itself.

**Email**: sapeaude AT sas DOT upenn DOT edu

**Office**: 4C11

**Address**: David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

## Some background:

I grow up in Henan province in China and went to University of California, Irvine for my undergraduate. I was initially a physics major until switching to math in my junior year, primarily because I accidentally took a logic course and really enjoyed it while simultaneously not quite enjoying statistical mechanics. I thus had a relatively interesting route of math education: the first homomorphism I learned is model homomorphism and my first topological space is Baire space and Polish spaces.

Beside math, I love traveling, gaming, ancient history, and classics. My favorite historical figures are Cicero, Scipio Africanus and Maximilian I of the HRE. My name in Chinese characters is *魏晋*, which refers to a certain period in Chinese history; I also make a Latin name following the *tria nomina* rule: *Marcus Cornelius Maximilius*.