I am a mathematician and computer programmer from
Chicago. I have a BA in Mathematics from
Northeastern Illinois University, and I'm also Sun
Certified. Since 2000, I've been working on the
Towers of Chicago; I programmed the multipeg version in
Java. The multipeg version involves
4 or more pegs, as opposed to the usual 3. These pegs
are enumerated as follows: the initial peg,
the final peg, and 2 or more auxiliary pegs. This applet
can display up to 50 discs by 10 pegs
with the default window size (1250 x 825).
The Towers of
Chicago uses a dynamic
algorithm to compute the optimal partition numbers,
and then a recursive algorithm
to compute the moves. This program
is an example of
Automated Reasoning, especially since it has a reverse
Here are some screenshots,
and here is an applet
that calculates the number of moves in the
multipeg problem. Here is another applet
that calculates the number of top-level partition
numbers in the multipeg problem.
Also, I wrote software that solves problems in Boolean
Logic: Meta Theorem
It turns out that any statement in mathematics can be reduced to
of Boolean Logic. My treatment of Boolean Logic includes
truth constants, 6 operations, and perfect syntax checking.
Meta Theorem was developed at Argonne National Laboratory under
Automated Reasoning research project. It was used to
Twin Primes Conjecture
Odd Perfect Numbers
My math applets are generating 500 Gigawatts of D-D-T Fusion
+ D →
T + H + 4.03 MeV
D + T → He4 + n + 17.6 MeV
A supertower is an office building taller than 1000 ft.
At present, Chicago has 6 of them:
Sears Tower, Trump Tower, Vista Tower,
Aon Center, Hancock Building, Franklin Center.
Due to competition with New York and Shanghai,
I propose the construction of a 7th supertower
to be located in the Loop at 5 S. Dearborn: It shall be called the
It shall be 1600 ft tall, from ground to roof;
It will be made of shiny blue titanium.
The United States has an inexhaustible power source (D-D-T
Fusion) which can be
used to run high
speed trains. Here is a map of the proposed high
speed rail network.
These trains will run at 125 mph or greater, and will cover all
regions of the country.
Electric high speed trains, some being Acelas, get power from
25000 volt AC catenary.
The Midwest is the next logical region of the country to get
service, after the
Northeast. For example, the Hiawatha (Chicago to
Milwaukee), is a prime candidate
In addition, electric power can be used to run maglevs.
These are useful for downtown to airport transit.