jindra

Background

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1995, under the direction of Thomas Jech

Areas of Interest/Research

Set theory, mathematical logic

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:05 – 5:00pm and by appointment

Office: 456 Little Hall
Phone: (352) 294-2343

Fax: (352) 392-8357
Email:zapletal@math.ufl.edu

Mailing address:
Department of Mathematics
University of Florida
PO Box 118105
Gainesville, FL 32611.

 

Here is a quote from Ibn Khaldun’s Kitab al-Ibar, 6.34 (14th century CE):

It should be known that among the things that are harmful to the human quest for knowledge and to the attainment of a thorough scholarship are the great number of scholarly works, the large variety in technical terminology of instruction, and the numerous methods used in those works. The student is required to have a ready knowledge of all that. Only then is he considered an accomplished scholar. Thus, the student must know all the works, or most of them, and observe the methods used in them. His whole lifetime would not suffice to know all the literature that exists in a single discipline, if he were to devote himself entirely to it. Thus, he must of necessity fall short of attaining scholarship.