Hi, I’m Aakash Lakshmanan, currently an MMathPhys student at Oxford. The purpose of this website is to act as a sort of repository of my academic interests primarily in physics and some mathematics. Recently, however, I’ve expanded my interests into other things like philosophy, history, theoretical biology, general complex systems, etc. My site doesn’t really reflect this as I’m not really sure I have much to say on it yet but hopefully I will in the near future.
I sometimes write lecture notes to force myself to properly learn an otherwise unpleasant subject (@optics). Sometimes I just like the phrasing of something so I like to upload it. Anyway, here are a few
- Introduction to Quantum Field Theory <— In progress right now
- Introduction To Topological Insulators
- Introduction to Scattering Theory (incomplete)
- Optics Review for First Year of Oxford course
- Waves (in severe need of updating and generalizing outside course)
I started a blog in high school to talk about interesting things I came across. Unfortunately, I’ve only made 1 or 2 posts since college has started but you can still view it here. You can also view the list of all posts in this directory.
Also, I have some Resource Recommendations but those were mostly formed when I started undergrad. As the years progressed, my approach to subjects became a lot messier and rarely relied on a singular or well defined set of texts so perhaps I should update the page to reflect that.