Simon Xiang

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Welcome to my personal website! I'm a sophomore at UT Austin, currently pursuing my undergraduate degree in mathematics.

This Spring 2022 semester I am taking second course in algebraic topology and a topics course on the Gromov norm and bounded cohomology. You can check out my coursework and lecture notes here.

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About me

Outside of math, some of my hobbies include reading, running, and owning less things. I also have a blog where I write about various topics, some math related and others not. Here is a list of some books that I've read. I also enjoy playing table tennis and writing with fancy pens.

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I also enjoy messing around with my linux configuration. I am a proponent of free software, and almost every program I use doesn't spy on me. In addition, I also host several things on this site, including a git server, a sear(x) engine, and an email server.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Mar 01 – Race Report: TAMU Time Trial and 5k
  • Feb 23 – Race Report: Austin Half Marathon 2022
  • Jan 23 – Anti-Radicalization, Triathlon, and a Life Update
  • Jul 10 – Website Redesign
  • Jun 07 – Books I've Read
  • Jan 24 – Running Log: Bike Commuting
  • Jan 09 – MathML, Javascript, and the Future of This Blog
  • Click here to see more posts.