My name is Jonathan Gerhard and I graduated with a BS in mathematics from the wonderful James Madison University in 2017 (go Dukes!). I received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and attended the Pure Math PhD program at the University of Michigan until 2020. I am now helping my nephews with online learning!

I have been fortunate enough in my mathematical career to travel to many places and see a lot of mathematics. And in the process, I’ve developed such a love for mathematics that I wanted to share, so I thought creating a blog would be a good way to do that.

The title of the blog, Mathematical ADD, comes from John Voight, whom I met at a summer school for number theory in Connecticut this past summer (2016). On top of being an incredible and energetic speaker, he is also very personable. When I asked him what his research interests were, he told me, quite excitedly, that he had a major case of “Mathematical ADD,” and went on to explain his many interests. I loved this idea so much and thought it quite fitting to my situation, that I decided to use it as the title of my blog.