# Splash Biography

## TIMOTHY LEAKE, Yale senior studying mathematics

Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2015

## Brief Biographical Sketch:

I come from Bloomington, Indiana and became interested in math by studying number theory in high school. My main field of interest is algebra, and I have studied math both at Yale and in Budapest at the BSM program.

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

M1464: Topology in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 04, 2015)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

C1380: Topology in Sprout Spring 15 (Feb. 14 - 28, 2015)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

M1271: Topology in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

C1185: Topology in Sprout Fall 2014 (Oct. 04 - 18, 2014)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

A465: Topology in Splash Summer 13 (Jul. 06 - 27, 2013)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

M325: Topology in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Topology studies properties of objects preserved by "stretching" without tearing; hence, the famous joke that topologists cannot tell the difference between their coffee cups and doughnuts. This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of topology including open and closed sets, topological spaces, and continuous maps. A purely topological proof of the infinitude of primes will also be presented.

S436: Ecology in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
Ecology is "big picture biology." We'll look at every organism in an ecosystem and the roles they play in addition to all of the factors that affect the environment.

M142: Foundations of Calculus in Splash Fall 12 (Oct. 20, 2012)
This class is intended to explain the questions often left unanswered by an introductory calculus course. In particular, it will sketch a construction of the real numbers and discuss how their properties relate to basic theorems from calculus.