Vitaly Vanchurin's Home Page
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Date of birth: January 4th, 1975
Place of birth: Moscow, Russia
Place of residence: Palo Alto, California
Marital status: Married
Children: Tonya, Kosmos, Spartak and Alice
Publications from SPIRES
"Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing."
Wernher von Braun
Curriculum Vitae PDF
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment."
Current Position: University of Minnesota Duluth
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
Graduate School: Tufts University
"Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes
less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe."
R. Buckminster Fuller
Undergraduate School: Suffolk University
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
High School: Special Mathematics School #57
"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."
Cosmic String Network Simulation: flat (27.7 MB) , radiation (27.7 MB) and matter (24.5 MB)
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to
build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying
to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
My email address: vitaly (at) cosmos.phy.tufts.edu