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Welcome to my new blog!  Well, I already have a blog, but it's more of a personal/general one.  I felt that some of what I wanted to post would be far too detailed or technical for that blog...  Hence this new one ☺

You might be curious about the name, Julian's Polymath Explorations.
Polymath (also an adjective):  a person of varied learning in several fields of study.

Anyone who knows me, knows that the above word "describes me to a T"...   Ever since 4th grade!

My formal training – mostly from undergraduate & graduate school at UC Berkeley – spans Math, Computer Science, Molecular/Cell Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  But my interests range far and wide.

One of my main research areas is in Theoretical Neuroscience / Neuro Computing, which straddles biology, math and computer science - a sweet spot where several of my interests overlap!

I'm also very interested in Knowledge Representation, and am quite active in Brain Annex, which is being formed as a non-profit organization offering tools for Knowledge and Media Management, soon to be released as open source.

A more recent area of active research for me has been Interactomics/Computational systems biology, which I introduce in this blog entry, in particular in the context of Biomedical Longevity research; I'm quite interested in quantitative modeling of Eukaryote organelles and whole-cell Prokaryotes.

A Big Love of mine has always been Physics, especially its foundations - and the Big Questions about Cosmology, the fabric of spacetime and the nature of existence and of consciousness.

Other interests of mine include Quantum Computing, and the control of chaotic systems.

I currently work at the pharmaceutical company GSK, after a tenure as the CTO of a biomedical company in the Longevity field.

Well, topics big and small will percolate into this new blog, and I hope you will enjoy some of the entries…  Thoughtful comments always appreciated!

I may be reached on LinkedIn.



This blog is dedicated to the memory of professor Jacob T. Schwartz, my mentor at New York University, where I started college.  Definitely a polymath himself, he was a Great Man of immense intellect and remarkable generosity.
Among other things, he gifted to the world SETL, the computer language - far ahead of its times - that later inspired Python.  Blog entry about him.

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