As I create my Interactive Resume, I remember stories of working with some of these amazing people. Dr. Burkardt is one of those people. He is a living treasure for his mathematical and computational knowledge. Even the content of his webpage leads people to suspect this fact.
And here is what is surprising about it. Sometimes I get curious and ask search engine a question. It’s easier that way and often times faster than finding a human to ask. Could be how to spell a word, or looking up a numerical algorithm.
Dr. Burkardt is notable in that twice his web site has come up in a list of google results that I clicked on, only then to discover I was on the page of a person whom I previously had worked for. And yes, his pages have a 100% rate of having the answer I seek. So far, the rate is about once in every 5 years this happens.
Check out his site below. It looks small, but it is in fact quite huge; it only looks small due to it’s tight organization. This site represents a lifetime of publicly accessible work this brilliant mind has worked on.