Greetings and welcome to QED Insight from your host, Dr. Santo D’Agostino.
I studied mathematics and physics at Queen’s University at Kingston, earning B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, and earned a Ph. D. in mathematical physics from the University of Toronto.
I have taught mathematics and physics (beginning in 1985) at a high school, at a community college, and at several universities. Since 1986, I have also worked on mathematics and science textbooks for all of the major text-book publishers as a writer-editor.
In short, I have devoted my entire career to mathematics and science education.
I am currently Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Brock University, and I continue to work on various writing and education projects; QED Insight is one of my major projects.
I was born and grew up in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario, Canada, and I am very happy to be living there with my family again after being away for many years.
This blog is devoted to discussing mathematics and physics education, education in general, promoting public understanding of science, and my other interests. If you are preparing for college or university, and would like tutoring in mathematics or physics, visit my other site, QED Infinity. There are other free resources there that may be of interest to students who are would like to prepare themselves for formal studies beyond high school.
The name of the blog is meant to capture my twin loves of mathematics and physics: In mathematics, QED is the traditional signifier of the end of a proof (quod erat demonstrandum) and in physics QED stands for quantum electrodynamics, the most accurately verified physical theory. The “insight” part of the title of the blog stands for my intention to pass on the insights I’ve picked up over the years, and also for the insights I’ll certainly glean from readers of the blog.
Santo D’Agostino, Ph. D.