Organisation och personal

Takis Konstantopoulos

professor i matematisk statistik 10 vid Matematiska institutionen

018-471 3217
Rum 74105 Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Hus 1, 6 och 7
Box 480
751 06 UPPSALA

Kort presentation


Web page:

The teaching part of my web page is the only place where my teaching material and course information appear.

The publications part my webpage has some published papers. These do not necessarily reflect my current interests and work. Ask me to find out what I'm working on.

Nyckelord: my email is the one on gmail my web page is the one i maintain myself using vi and html never ask me for social media i write my papers in vim i have no smart phone i hate vocational education i do use maple to integrate x^2 log x dont talk to me if you dont know a proof of the pythagorean theorem i dont have opinions i only have facts supported by evidence windows live or dead messenger is annoying

Mina kurser


My biography is uninteresting. So I won't waste your time.

If you want to read an interesting one, read Kolmogorov's biography to find out what a truly outstanding mathematician was like. Also, read about Kolmogorov as a teacher. This was a time when students in mathematics were learning mathematics and students in physics were learning physics.

If you still want to learn something about me, all I can say is that, researchwise, I am interested in understanding interesting things through a thinking, mathematical, of course, process. In the words of David Blackwell, "basically, I'm not interested in doing research and I never have been. I'm interested in understanding, which is quite a different thing. And often to understand something you have to work it out yourself because no one else has done it." My CV is not so interesting, but if you want to fund my research I'll give you a copy. Teachingwise, I only teach by explaining everything through and through and avoid pseudo-teaching gimmicks; and I still expect mathematicians to have the desire to learn (and do!) mathematics. Otherwise, I work on debunking beliefs (the verb "to believe"-if it exists-is a very vile one) by replacing them by scientific processes which include thought and taking advantage of one's humanness through one's innate ability to pose questions at all levels.

Finally, if you wonder whether I work in "theory" or "applications", my reply has always (since 1997, to be exact) been that "I do theory because I'm interested in applications and work on applications because I can develop theory".


Kontakta katalogansvarig vid den aktuella organisationen (institution eller motsv.) för att rätta ev. felaktigheter.