This website is dedicated to my two favorite pastimes, music and mathematics. The music part is largely due to the fact that my daughter, Nina, is a musician; and the mathematics part? Well, because it just is...

    Attached is some info on BezierDraw, a computer program I am developing to help produce geometrical designs for Christmas cards, etc. If you like the logo on the left, download the program, try it, let me know. Vector graphics only. This started out as a Visual Basic 6 program in 2007, converted to Java in 2015 to make it cross-platform. PDF, PNG and SVG outputs supported.

    Alvin Penner



    May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.

     I know, indeed, and can conceive of no pursuit so antagonistic to the cultivation of the oratorical faculty ... as the study of Mathematics. An eloquent mathematician must, from the nature of things, ever remain as rare a phenomenon as a talking fish, and it is certain that the more anyone gives himself up to the study of oratorical effect the less will he find himself in a fit state to mathematicize.

    - quotations by James Joseph Sylvester, circa 1869