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  • m a t h 4 w i s d o m @
  • g m a i l . c o m
  • +370 607 27 665
  • Eičiūnų km, Alytaus raj, Lithuania

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Andrius Kulikauskas

m a t h 4 w i s d o m @ g m a i l . c o m

+370 607 27 665

Eičiūnų km, Butrimonių pšt, Alytaus raj, Lithuania

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Wondrous Andrius

Current Focus

I am working on upcoming videos on a variety of subjects in a variety of formats.

In mathematics, I am studying how divisions of everything manifest in specific structures, such as the Zig-Zag Lemma for the threesome and the Yoneda Embedding for the foursome. More generally, I am investigating how divisions of everything manifest through chain complexes and exact sequences, where the number of perspectives matches the number of mappings. I believe this all comes together in Bott periodicity. I am trying to understand Bott periodicity by way of the binomial theorem, Grassmannians, Clifford algebras, symmetric spaces and spin structures. This is also related to my interest in classifying adjunctions.

In math education, and math epistemology, I am collecting examples of ways of figuring things out. I have documented a system of 24 ways and I will be making a series of videos about them. The first in this series is my most popular video, Surface Structure vs. Deep Structure (Math Epistemology).

In physics, I am relating the combinatorics of Feynman diagrams and Hermite polynomials, with the hope to extend quantum field theory further through five natural coordinate systems based on the fivefold classification of Sheffer polynomials. I am interpreting this classification as the fivesome, a cognitive framework for decision making, for relating a subsystem and a system, based on two kinds of causality, backwards from effect to cause - every effect has had its cause, and forwards from cause to effect - not every cause has had its effects. I zoom on Mondays with John Harland.

As regards peacemaking, an application of wisdom, I am encouraging dialogue in good will with supporters of both Russia and Ukraine. I am working with Konstantin Fomin, the leader of Reforum Space Vilnius, a center for new arrivals from Russia. We are organizing meetings there and elsewhere and also an email discussion group in Russian.

In wondrous wisdom, I am currently overviewing and clarifying my findings with a playlist of videos. Investigating further, I want to relate God's questions (Whether, What, How, Why God exists?) and human's questions (What is the difference between God and goodness in eternal life, wisdom, good will, God's will?) In particular, I am seeking a relationship between God's and human's frameworks for wisdom. As data, I am analyzing the wisdom in meaningful experiences in my own life. Perhaps you would likewise share, study and model your meaningful experiences?

In my personal growth, I am at a lull. For several months, I will be immersed in outreach, letting others know about Math 4 Wisdom and appreciating those for whom it resonates. I suppose it is a time for me to be mindful of what I value in life. I also want to grow as a leader.

Pamela Maclean about Andrius Kulikauskas and Minciu Sodas

Minciu Sodas is Lithuanian for Orchard of Thoughts. It was created by Andrius Kulikauskas in 1998 and ran until 2010. (Some of the online groups that were part of MIncius Sodas have continued, and many of the friendships that came about through Andrius and Minciu Sodas have endured)

Andrius sought out people who he saw as "independent thinkers", and encouraged them to "think aloud" and explore their ideas and questions in a supportive online environment. Minciu Sodas consisted of a collection of linked yahoo groups, a related wiki and a chat room - all brought together, directed and developed by Andrius. It was an exceptionelly vibrant, information-rich, culturally-diverse, inclusive online commuinity.

Like many online communites, it was made up of inidviduals with many different ideas of why they were there and what the community was for. Of course, in Minciu Sodas, Andrius had purposely collected up "independent thinkers" so there was often lively debate about the nature of the community.

Personallly I saw it as a wonderful and welcoming space to explore ideas. It gave me opportunities for the kind of conversations that I imagined people were able to enjoy at traditional universities. (I had done my first degree at the UK Open Univerisity while living in the depths of the SW rural England so most mof my studies had been done in isolation, with a few one-week summer-schools - so i had an idealised view). I thought of Minciu Sodas as an alternative non-accredited online university.

There was also the amazing Minciu Sodas community response to the post-election violence in Kenya - Pyramid fo Peace - but that is another story.

Andrius however saw Minciu Sodas as a "Laboratory" and invested all of his time and personal resources in it. Minciu Sodas was a brave experiment on Andrius' part and many of us benefitted from being part of it. He created a wealth of information, knowledge and social capital. He was doing it with the idea of running Minciu Sodas as a business (an idea that the community members did not necessariy share). He looked for clients who would tap into the exisitng and potential knowledge of the community, and found some but not enough. He was not able to realise his vision of making his living through Minciu Sodas, and so it ended in 2010.

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