Andrew King

Student, Researcher, and Citizen Scientist in Scotland, United Kingdom

Read my blog

I'm currently reading theoretical mathematics and theoretical & mathematical physics at The Open University, as part of a BSc (Hons) degree. I hope to go on to study a MSci and PhD, and eventually become a mathematical physicist.

I previously studied at the University of Glasgow, but deferred due to chronic pain from a spinal injury, which has left me severely disabled and continues to greatly hinder my studies. Due to this, I've turned to distance learning at The Open University and e-learning via edX, Coursera and FutureLearn, through which I'm curently studying a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

In addition to mathematics and physics, other subjects I enjoy include: cosmology, astrophysics, biology, cognitive science, computer and information science, technology, futurology, philosophy, and the various intersections between them.

In terms of labels, I guess I'd describe myself as a mathematics/physics student, citizen scientist, open-science advocate, STEM geek, technophile, Linuxer and open-source computing enthusiast, autodidact, skeptic/freethinker/atheist, and techno-scientific transhumanist.

I'm a big fan of Free & Open-Source Software and Hardware in general — especially LaTeX/TeX, Android/CyanogenMod, GNU/Linux & Ubuntu, and the Raspberry Pi.

In my spare time, I manage some Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Flipboard sci/tech news feeds, including Fundamentally Physics and Transhuman Technology (which focuses on how emerging technologies are transforming humanity at an ever accelerating rate).

I'm particularly interested at gaining academic, science and research contacts—especially those in the fields of mathematics, physics and cosmology. Please feel free to interact with me through any of the social media links below. I'm on Google+ (where I regularly post sci-tech content) and Twitter, as well as Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Education
    • The University of Glasgow
    • The Open University