cum puer audaci coepit gaudere volatu
deseruitque ducem caelique cupidine tractus
altius egit iter.
(Publius Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoseon)
"when the Boy a frolicke courage caught
To flie at randon. Whereupon forsaking quight his guide,
Of fond desire to flie to Heaven, above his boundes he stide."
(trans. Brookes More)
I've never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, "Don't try to fly too high," or whether it might also be thought of as, "Forget the wax and feathers and do a better job on the wings." (Stanley Kubrick)
I am a mathematician working in the field of Set Theory, which is a branch of Mathematical Logic, with a particular emphasis on large cardinals. For more informations, see my research page.
I am currently employed as a Post-Doc at the Kurt Gödel Research Center:
Tel: +43 1 4277 50526
Email: vincenzo.dimonte (a) gmail.com