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# Daily Archives: February 23, 2005

# Trip Down Memory Lane

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Not a bad place to go to school, huh? |

Wow! I was just cruising around the net and ran into a link to [[UCSB]]. Just out of curiosity, I decided to take a look and see if any of my old professors were still there. Some of the professors that I enjoyed the most or had the greatest impact on me while I was there are still there! [{self_href} Read on] for some thoughts on these professors and the school.

* [Charles Akemann](http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~akemann/:) Professor of my Rings, Fields and Groups class in modern mathematics. He used to take any student out to *Pizza Bob’s* (which is no longer there) on Thursday afternoons where we could discuss the higher meaning of the math he was teaching us (or anything else for that matter). I still have his book at home [[:-)]].

** [Martin Scharlemann](http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~mgscharl/.) Professor of the final part of calculus (I needed to finish the final little bit from high school). I’ll never forget a discussion we had on his big proof that got him tenured at [[UCSB]]. He published a proof entitled **Unknotting number one knots are prime*. I asked him, “Does this have any practical applications?” His response: “God, I hope not! If it does I’ll probably change fields!”. He certainly kept his classes entertaining!

* [Ömer EGECIOGLU](http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~omer/:) Taught an upper division class on data structures, and another on discrete mathematics for computer science. I loved his mid-terms! He never gave you questions you had seen in class, but rather questions that you *should* be able to figure out if you knew the material.

** [T. F. Gonzalez](http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~teo/:) Compiler design. What a bitch of a course. On the first day, he gave us the definition of a new language: **TFG3* that we were going to write a compiler for. He assured us that nobody would complete the work before the class finished… he was right.

* [Scott Marcus](http://www.music.ucsb.edu/MusicFaculty/Marcus01.htm:) I had Professor Marcus for two different music appreciation classes: one about J. S. Bach, and the other about W. A. Mozart. He also gave me and my girlfriend (at the time) a tour of the school bell tower. He truly changed the way I listen to music.

Maybe I’m not as old as I thought I was!

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# Spring has Sprung (almost)

Another milestone has past on our way to spring… spring training started for MLB this week.

Change is in the air… in lots of ways. Stay tuned.