Big news everyone – studies – Gefion Gymnasium and home

If you know me really well in real life, none of the news in this blog post will really be news to you.

If you follow my Twitter feed (or Facebook), some of this news will be old news to you, but there is still one big surprise – do read on to the end.

If you only follow my life through this blog… well, stand by for the most content rich post since… ever?


So, at April 7 I finally defended my thesis – and passed! So that marks the conclusion of my many years as a student at the University of Copenhagen and my work towards my Master degree in Mathematics.

To make it official, my diploma arrived on the 21th of July, much to my surprise. There have been many stories of people, who have waited over a year to receive their diploma. It would seem that I have either been lucky, or that some of the problems, that have haunted the administration at the University, have been cured recently.


After a few weeks of looking I also found myself a job. So although the first two and a half week is considered vacation, according to my contract I officially start work at the Gefion Gymnasium on August first. I’m really looking forward to starting my new life, where student is no longer my primary profession, but where I am now a teacher.
Feel free to wish both me and my coming students good luck!
(And if any of my future students read this… don’t you have something more important to do? I’m sure you have some homework you haven’t finished!)

Gefion Gymnasium is a merger between Øster Borgerdyd and Metropolitanskolen. I have been told that the new facilities should be of very high quality, but have unfortunately not seen them yet.

Photo by: Thomas Angermann

When watched from from the outside, the GeoCenter building always gives me associations to Germany in the late 1930’s. However that feeling hasn’t followed me inside, when I have been there. (The building also houses parts of the University, so I have been there in that capacity a few times.)

Photo by: seier+seier


Finally I have been looking for a bigger place to live with two friends for some time now, and we have finally found a big apartment in Østerbro.
So I will be moving quite a lot of my things tomorrow, if all goes as planed, and then when I return from vacation, I will move the rest of my stuff, so I will be all moved in (and out) by late August.

Of course Østerbro is further away from the city center than my current apartment, but the new apartment will give me (and the two other guys) a lot more space, and we will have some opportunities to do something really great with the shared rooms.

All in all I am really looking forward to moving to Østerbro, and making that my new home, although the last couple of days have been quite fast-paced. It took less than a week from we saw the apartment first time until we signed the lease.

Hvad er det?

I går gik jeg langs Sortedamssøen, mellem Dronning Louises Bro og Fredensbro. Søen er dækket af is i øjeblikket, men der er noget ved isen undrer mig…

Ovenstående billede er taget fra ca. midt på søbreden på Nørrebro siden mod City siden. Det er det gamle Kommunehospital der ses i venstre side af billedet.

Det slog mig at isen var betydeligt tyndere i to spor på tværs af søen, og i et spor fra Nørrebro siden og op mod Dronning Louises Bro. Det kan være lidt svært at se det andet spor på billedet ovenfor, men det er der.

Nedenstående billede er taget fra Nørrebro enden af Dronning Louises Bro.

Jeg tror man kan udelukke at nogen har kørt en kane eller noget lignende over søen – men hvor kommer dette spor så fra? Går der nogle fjernvarmerør eller noget tilsvarende under søen?
Hvis der gør, burde de så ikke isoleres bedre, hvis det kan påvirke isdannelse på overfladen?

Men som du, kære læser, måske kan mærke, så sidder jeg og gætter. Jeg ved ikke hvad der har lavet disse spor i isen. Men det kan være der er nogen derude der gør og kan stille min nysgerrighed?

anyone… ?

That’s a good thing?

I just saw a video by IBMs A Smarter Planet Blog about some of the things we can expect from cities of the future. The intelligent water system that detects leaks seems neat, but I’m not fond of the use of mathematics and software to prevent diseases from spreading. It seems very easy to use this data and knowledge to quarantine (or worse) people, maybe even before they are infected.

Also, the crime prevention system seems to make it possible to turn thought crime illegal, and making it possible to convict people for crimes they may commit in the future. Sounds like Minority Report, just with statistical analysis instead of mutants able of precognition.

Photo by: Gene Hunt