I'm John C. Baez. I'm a mathematical physicist. I teach in the math department at the University of California, Riverside and also work at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

I like quantum field theory, general relativity, n-categories, and other things that seem scary at first but turn out to be simple and beautiful when you understand them. Since I enjoy these things so much, I can't help but feel that everyone else will too. So, I like to explain stuff on my website. In 2003, I added a diary, where I can be a bit more random and diverse. In August 2006, I joined David Corfield and Urs Schreiber on a group blog: the n-Category Caf├ę.

Lately, however, I'm mainly concerned with developing a general theory of networks and getting mathematicians interested in applying their brilliance to the global ecological crisis.

If you want to know what I'm thinking about these days, try my blog called Azimuth, my posts on Google+, and my diary


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